The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Lecturer Series in Arts & Sciences is bringing producer/director Toby McLeod to Honolulu to present a four-part documentary series showing how indigenous communities are resisting threats to their sacred places in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.  The series is free and open to the public.

McLeod is Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project. He has been working with indigenous communities as a filmmaker, journalist and photographer for more than 30 years. McLeod has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and a BA in American history from Yale. In 1985, McLeod received a Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking.

The films “Pilgrims & Tourists” and “Profit & Loss” will be presented on Tuesday, September 16 (4:30-5:30 and 5:45-6:45, respectively), and the films “Fire & Ice” and “Islands of Sanctuary” will be presented on Thursday, September 18 (4:30-5:30 and 5:45-6:45, respectively). All showings will be held at the UHM Art Auditorium.

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This free public film series and presentation is made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the UHM Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator. This lecture is also sponsored by the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.