Time: August 26, 2011 all day
Location: Consolidated Theatres Ward 16, Kahala 8 and Kaʻahumanu 6 in Kahului, Maui.
Website or Map: http://www.onevoicemovie.com
Phone: 808-591-0059 ext. 12
Event Type: fundraiser, film
Organized By: Chimaine Pouteau
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2011
Consolidated Theaters has committed to donate 10% of the net proceeds from the filmʻs limited release in Hawaiʻi to the Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation, a non-profit charitable support organization of the Kamehameha Schools. The Foundation’s mission is to perpetuate the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop by seeking and developing new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.
“The Foundation is honored and excited to be a part of the Hawai‘i release of One Voice,” said Kalei Stern, executive director of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation and a 1989 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. “It’s a great opportunity for all of Hawai‘i to witness the effort, emotion and pride that is at the heart of the Kamehameha Schools’ Song Contest.”
The multi-award winning documentary One Voice is set to make its theatrical release in Hawaiʻi at three Consolidated Theaters beginning on Friday, August 26th. Tickets are currently available online for purchase for the highly anticipated release at Ward 16, Kahala 8, and Kaʻahumanu 6 in Kahului, Maui.
The locally produced film about ten Kamehameha Schools student song leaders on their journey to Song Contest won the Audience Choice Award last year at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF). Fully funded by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), One Voice also won the 2011 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and the 2010 San Diego Asian Film Festival Overall Audience Award.
The story One Voice tells is unique to the islands of Hawaiʻi. Every year, Kamehameha Schools holds a Song Contest where 2,000 high school students compete and young leaders direct their peers in singing Hawaiian music in four-part harmony. One Voice shares the thrill of the competition via the personal stories of the student song directors as they experience the trials
and tribulations of competition in this high school event.
“The Kamehameha Schools Song Contest is a unique tradition of cultural celebration. The film gives viewers a front row seat into Hawaiʻi’s heritage, demonstrating our love for community, passion for Hawaiian music, and the story of a people who nearly lost their language and culture,” said Ruth Bolan, Executive Director at PIC.