BY MARY HATTORI
@ VOL 24
ON AUG 14, 2015
Many Pacific islanders share a cultural identity and a view of time that are imbued with existential echoes. Mary Hattori will share the Chamoru (Guamanian) concept of time as a circular phenomenon which creates echoes from the past that shape reality in the present and future. Mary is a native of Guåhan and serves as a lecturer for UH’s Learning Design and Technology Department and the Educational Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice.
The Ocean Our Ink
BY MARY HATTORI
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 17, 2017
Lee Kava is a hafekasi poet and musician of Tongan descent, currently pursuing her PhD in English at UH Mānoa. She is the founder of the Pacific Verse, a music and poetry-writing workshop series that works with participants to create original lyrics and music using indigenous Pacific languages. She dedicates her work to the genealogy of creative expression in Oceania, and hopes to enact social change through Pacific music and poetry.
Fijian/Tongan through her mother’s people, and German/English American via her father’s people, Tagi Qolouvaki is a very mixed, queer, and feminist P.I. Born and raised in Fiji by a few beautiful men and many powerful women, she is a lover and student of stories.
Dr. Mary Therese Perez (pronounced ‘pair’ - ‘ess’) Hattori is a native of Guåhan (Guam) and serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is also affiliate faculty for the University’s Learning Design and Technology Department, the Professional Educational Practice doctorate and the Indigenous Politics program. She is one of nine children born to Paul and Fermina Perez Hattori.
BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 05, 2017
"Our heritage gives life to our spirit."
Socks, booze, family, landscapes, and lore......inspiration comes from many sources and leads to a wide variety of creative output. In "Animation Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 30, three artists/animators will share various creative projects and the inspiration for their work. We also share a sneak peek of animated films and virtual reality projects being shown in the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre.
Matthew Kawika Ortiz is a Hawai‘i-based artist who specializes in storyboards, illustration, graphic design,and printmaking. Mr. Ortiz started out his career interning and creating conceptual art for the Warner Brothers feature film Superman Returns, he also storyboarded for all three E Ho‘omau!, Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa, and co Art Directed Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan. Matthew is also one half of the art duo Wooden Wave which is known for their illustrations and murals of sustainable treehouses.
Michael Q. Ceballos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in animation industry for over 20 years. Among the many diverse projects he has worked on, there are a few notable highlights. In 2013, Mr. Ceballos formed Twiddle Productions Inc. where he produced and directed Ola Na Iwi: Hāloa and Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan which won Best Short Film at the 2017 Pasifika Film Festival.
Mary Therese Perez Hattori
A native of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband. Dr. Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at UHM and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH.
Dream Float HI
BY GEOFFREY SATO
@ VOL 31
ON AUG 11, 2017
Geoffrey Sato is the founder of Dream Float Hawaii, and has worked to pioneer floating throughout the state of Hawaii. Along with teaching yoga and meditation, he is the creator of Hawaii Gourmet Gift Box and host of upcoming HI-Life Podcast.
Nicole Maileen Woo is an artist who uses her gifts of creativity, insight and passion through a wealth of expressions including dance and writing to expand the human spirit. She is one of three girls and has over 15 years of involvement with women’s circles. She is dedicated to sisterhood and honoring the feminine.
Boz Schurr received her masters from UH Manoa in 2011 and is currently teaching secondary ed while also running a freelance art and design business. Boz has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has most recently completed several murals in Honolulu and in February was invited to paint a mural for Pow! Wow! Hawaii.
Mary Perez Hattori, a native CHamoru of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband. Dr. Hattori serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai’i and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH. Her scholarly endeavors include poetry, CHamoru chant, and promoting culturally responsive education for Pacific islanders.
Females in Comics and Animation
BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
Women have been underrepresented in literature, comics, and animation. In the Pacific, traditional indigenous ideals of female beauty have been marred by distorted western representations of exoticism, objectification, and sexualization. This team of creatives shares their thoughts about this problem, the work being done to change this, and their representations of ancestral female heroines and contemporary female superheroes in their comics and animated films. Michael Ceballos, Mary Hattori, and Christopher Caravalho share.