HoMA's Honolulu African American Film Festival

Please join the Office of Student Activities and Leadership in honoring Black History Month by attending HoMA's Honolulu African American Film Festival! The HAAFF runs throughout all of February, and on this night in particular they will be showing their 2023 collection of film shorts. To read more about the program that night, please read their description below:

See a collection of short narrative and documentary films that explore different facets of the Black experience in America.

Little Trumpet

Written & Directed by Megan Trufant Tillman. Produced by Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence. 2022. USA. 30 min.

A nine-year-old loner wants his brother to teach him how to play the trumpet. In the 7th Ward of New Orleans, that’s not so simple.

Four Women

Directed by Julie Dash. 1975. USA. 8 min.

In this experimental short by Julie Dash, dancer Linda Martina Young interprets the same-titled ballad by Nina Simone and embodies the spirits of four women: Aunt Sarah, Saffronia, Sweet Thing, and Peaches. These women represent common stereotypes of Black women attempting to survive in America.

The Invitation

Directed by Wendy Eley Jackson. 2022. USA. 31 min.

An in-depth look into the history of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of African descent in 299 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Dear Mama

Directed by Winter Dunn. 2022. USA. 14 min.

The death of a musical icon draws different reactions from a father and his young, artistic daughter, forcing them to confront the emotional aftermath of their own tragedy as they begin to heal.


Transportation will not be available. Please RSVP using this link. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm

HoMA Doris Duke Theater 900 S Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814

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