HIFF 2015: Islands and Environments
HIFF 2015: Islands and Environments: 13th-17th October 2015
With an outstanding line-up of contemporary International dramas and
documentaries from Island cultures across the world, HIFF 2015 aims to inspire, entertain and inform Western Isles audiences.
In sourcing films for this year's theme of islands and environments, we have found films which reflect on contemporary island cultures and vanishing traditions. Films with vanishing traditions such as the award winning film The Haumana which is about how a tourist show host in Waikiki reconnects with the traditional hula and the rich island culture of Hawaii, or environmental issues such as Reaching Blue which reflects on acidity in Canadian seas. Drama features like The Sunfish from Denmark follows the struggles of a traditional fisherman, or the Icelandic drama Of Horses and Men which follows the fortunes of a group of Icelandic ponies and their people as the Autumn round-up approaches. Also indigenous people's films such as The Dark Horse (Maori, New Zealand) which is an emotionally-charged and inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities. The full programme will be revealed at our Press Launch on 12th Sept at An Lanntair. If you are a member of the Press and would like to attend, please contact Animisha McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.