Dartmouth Events

Asian Diaspora On Screen: Cane Fire

This revelatory documentary exposes how Hollywood has abetted the American colonial project in Hawaii.

Thursday, April 6, 2023
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

From helping suppress labor revolts in the sugar-plantation era to manufacturing the image of Kauai as a tourist's paradise, Hollywood has been the pivotal marketing arm for American colonialism in Hawaii. Through four generations of his family, who originally immigrated to Kauai from the Philippines to work the sugar plantations, filmmaker Anthony Bauna-Simon shows how Hollywood has cast indigenous and working-class residents as extras in their own story and the detrimental effects that has had on labor relations and property values, making living on Kauai untenable but for the few and the wealthy.

Programmed as part of the Asian Diaspora on Screen series in collaboration with the Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective (DAASC).

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For more information, contact:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
603 646 2422

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