Archive for January, 2015

Must see film: Citizenfour at the Hilo Palace theater

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

The docu-drama on Edward Snowden is playing at the Palace theater in Hilo Jan. 3-6th –Sat., Sunday Monday and Tues 7PM  Also on Sunday at 2:30PM
$8 general, $7 student/senior. BBC says “It’s a chillingly dramatic…”  “Toronto Star says “so explosive, it’s one of the most riveting films you’ll see this year.”

Jim Albertini

The passing of Hawaiian Kupuna Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr.

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr. Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr

Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at Queens Hospital in Honolulu.

Uncle Sam had been president of Ohana Ho’opakele for several years and a member of the organization for more than 15 years. I worked closely with him as secretary of the organization and knew him for more than 20 years.  The painting of Uncle Sam above by Donna Grabow  from a film where Uncle Sam is saying “You gotta focus…” captures the deep commitment of his life for justice.  Uncle Sam was a great inspiration to me and many others.  He sure had plenty of aloha and will be deeply missed.  Let us carry on his vision, determination and commitment.

Jim Albertini