Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 6 PM
Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027
The Columbia University Center for Ethnomusicology, in Collaboration with The Center for Jazz Studies, presents
Hawaiian Soul: A Film Screening and Discussion
Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai brings the Hawaiian soul and spirit to Columbia University. The award-winning director will showcase his Oscar-qualifying short film in NYC to share the story of Hawaiian legend, George Helm. Set in the 1970's native rights movement, this based-on-a-true-story biopic, brings the heart of the Hawaiian musician to the big screen with the intention of introducing this great indigenous leader to the outside world. In addition to the short-film, Paikai will share about his process of making the film with the Helm ʻohana, as well as share archival footage of George himself, so that the audience can directly hear from the voice that inspired a revolution of consciousness in Hawai'i.