Film on isles' water issues wins 2 awards
"Clean Water, Common Ground," a Hawaii-made film for TV, received two 2007 Telly Awards -- a top silver award for nature/wildlife documentary and a second-place bronze award for TV documentary.
The film was produced by Daniel S. Janik, former water-quality agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Extension Service. His documentary takes a penetrating look at Hawaii's struggles to address water-quality issues and contends that the onus of environmental responsibility remains solidly upon each individual.
The 27th Annual Telly Awards received more than 13,000 entries from major film studios in all 50 states and five continents.
The film, scheduled to show at film festivals across the United States, Australia and New Zealand, will debut in Hawaii at the Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Ave., with showings at 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. General admission is $5, which includes a showing of the film "Koyaanisqatsi." Call 735-8771.*
The Hawaii State Teachers Association has presented Derek Kurisu, a Big Island business leader, with its 2007 Friend of Youth Award. Kurisu is executive vice president of KTA Super Stores.
His contributions to public schools in Hilo include teaching students about community service, developing a recycling program for first-graders, and providing financial support to school sports teams and clubs.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
» The documentary short "Clean Water, Common Ground" will debut at the Movie Museum, 3566 Harding Ave., with showings at 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. An item in the "Shining Stars" column on Page A2 yesterday listed out-of-date screening information. General admission is $5, which includes a showing of the film "Koyaanisqatsi." Call 735-8771.
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