For various reasons, including Territorial legislation establishing English as the official language in schools, the number of native speakers of Hawaiian gradually decreased during the period from the 1830s to the 1950s. Hawaiian was essentially displaced by English on six of the seven inhabited islands. As of 2001, native speakers of Hawaiian amount to under 0.1% of the statewide population. Linguists are worried about the fate of this and other endangered languages.
- Browse the film guide which includes synopses, screening times/locations, photos, trailers, cast & crew, and more.
- View the schedule of screenings organized by date and buy tickets to films.
- Create your own personalized schedule of films you want to see.
- Get updates to the program and schedule.
The HIFF 2014 mobile app was created by FestPro, LLC, a provider of film festival management applications.