The Sakada Series

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The Sakada Series


Tuesday Jun 13 07:30 PM
Friday Jun 16 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Filipino Film Festival 2017

Directed by Maribel Apuya. USA. 2016. 35mins. English and Tagalog with subtitles.

The Sakada Series includes three short films that capture the personal stories, struggles, and successes of the sakadas and the second-generation Filipino-Americans in Hawai‘i, within a cultural and historical context. Sakadas are Filipino men who immigrated to Hawai‘i between 1906-1946 to work as contract laborers for Hawai‘i’s sugar and pineapple plantations. 

A Sakada Story (9 min.) introduces us to Cipriano Erice, who immigrated to Hawai‘i in 1946 to work for the Waialua Sugar Plantation.

Living Treasure (10 min.) captures the unique life story of Angel Ramos, who immigrated to Hawai‘i in 1946 to work for the Kahuku Sugar Plantation.

Filipina (14 min.) portrays the life story of Apolonia Agonoy Stice, a second-generation sakada descendant, who grew up in the pineapple plantation town of Lāna‘i City in the 1940s.

The Sakada Series screens with Curiosity, Adventure & Love.

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