Cane Fire

Showings

Firehouse Cinema Wed, Nov 30 7:00 PM
Q&A with Director Anthony Banua-Simon moderated by Pioneer Works' Minh Nguyen
Cast/Crew Info
Directed by:Anthony Banua-Simon
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
Release Year:2020
General:$16
Members:$8

Description

Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Q&A with Director Anthony Banua-Simon moderated by Pioneer Works' Minh Nguyen.

The Hawaiian island of Kaua'i is seen as a paradise of leisure and pristine natural beauty, but these escapist fantasies obscure the colonial displacement, hyper-exploitation of workers and destructive environmental extraction that have actually shaped life on the island for the last 250 years. CANE FIRE critically examines the island’s history — and the various strategies by which Hollywood has represented it—through four generations of director Anthony Banua-Simon’s family, who first immigrated to Kaua'i from the Philippines to work on the sugar plantations. Assembled from a diverse array of sources—from Banua-Simon’s observational footage, to amateur YouTube travelogues, to epic Hollywood dance sequences — CANE FIRE offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the economic and cultural forces that have cast Indigenous and working-class residents as "extras" in their own story.


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