Film festival explores themes of preservation of culture
KAHULUI – The Angkor Wat Film Festival will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater.
The schedule is: 10 a.m, “Wild Africa” and surprise nature film, both in 3D; noon, “Cirque Du Soleil-Worlds Away” (3D film); 2 p.m., “Bhutan, The Height of Happiness” and “Papua” (3D film); 4 p.m., “Chasing Ice;” and 7 p.m., Dr. Greenberg presentation and the 3D film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”
3D glasses will be provided at the theater.
Mental Health Kokua and Angkor Wat International Film Festival present a showcase of celebratory films with subjects and themes that deal with the preservation of culture and environment.
This is an important focus in a world where the pressures to homogenize cultures through “enculturation” and globalization are seen as progress – and inevitable.
Tickets for the 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. films are $7.
Keiki 12 and under will be admitted free to the 10 a.m. and noon films.
For the 7 p.m. film and presentation, tickets are $27. Call 242-SHOW.