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Film festival explores themes of preservation of culture

By Staff | Aug 15, 2013

In the 2010 film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” Werner Herzog gains access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, home to the oldest known pictorial creations of mankind.

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.