Saturday, October 31, 2009


Catherine Bauknight's feature documentary film, "Hawai`i A Voice For Sovereignty", has been awarded the Best Documentary Feature Film and Best Environmental Film awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

"I'm incredibly happy to have received recognition from such a prestigious film festival in New York.", Bauknight says. "These awards are certainly of importance to the film, but more importantly, to the Hawaiian people. They have put a lot of their heart and soul into this documentary to get their message out to the world for sovereign rights in their homeland. 

"To have a venue such as New York appreciate the importance of the Hawaiian culture, their relationship to the land, and their concern for the environment, is outstanding. 

"The world is becoming aware of the Native Hawaiians and the importance of their magnificent culture! Aloha Ke Akua," she stated.

Earlier this year, at the Maui Flm Festival, Bauknight's film was presented with The Audience Award - Best Hawai`i Film.

Next be screening will be Nov. 4, 2009 at the American Film Market in Los Angeles for worldwide distribution.

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