Winner of the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Award For Best Documentary 2008
In the Hawaiian language, hewa means “wrong” and noho means “to occupy”. This documentary is a contemporary look at Hawaiian people, politics and resistance in the face of their systematic erasure under U.S. laws, economy, militarism, and real estate speculation. It is a raw, unscripted story that makes critical links between seemingly unrelated industries, and is told from the perspective of Hawaiians.
Anne Keala Kelly is a Hawaiian journalist and filmmaker reporting on politics, culture, the environment and indigenous peoples. She has filed stories from Hawaii, where she lives, as well as Geneva and Katmandu.
Dr. Sally E. Merry is a professor of Anthropology and Law & Society at NYU and author of Colonizing Hawai’i: The Cultural Power of Law and co-editor of Law and Empire in the Pacific: Hawai’i and Fiji.
Co-sponsored by: Co-Sponsored by NYU’s Tisch Cinema Studies; Na ‘Oiwi NYC; Native Peoples Forum; Center for Media, Culture & History; Anthropology Department; Gender & Sexuality Studies.