In Brief

UH-Hilo to screen Chilean film

The University of Hawaii at Hilo invites the public to attend a free screening of the documentary “Their Dreams Endure: Veins of Resistance in Chile” by Joshua Tucker, an American journalist and filmmaker living in Chile, from 3-6 p.m. Friday in UCB Room 100.

A question and answer session with Tucker follows the screening.

The documentary examines three distinct Chilean social movements and their efforts to bring about change through free quality education for all, sovereignty for the indigenous Mapuche people and urban land occupations where people struggle for dignified housing.

For more information, contact Dr. Su-Mi Lee at

Animated feature showing in Pahoa

“Loving Vincent,” an award-winning animated feature film, will shown at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pahoa Senior Center.

Made from the hundreds of paintings of Vincent VanGogh life’s work, the film is populated by all the people he painted. They come to life and explain their opinions of him as well as the positions they fill in the paintings themselves.

The screening is free to the public. Come early for free popcorn.

Program seeking host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with community high schools, is looking for Big Island families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

For more information, call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or visit

Civics contest entries due April 1

April 1 is the deadline for young people in Hawaii to enter the 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an essay and video competition.

The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 in public, private and parochial schools or home-schooled students of equivalent grade status. The theme of the contest is “The 14th Amendment 150 Years After Ratification: What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?”

The top three finishers in the competitions will receive prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

For more information contact the U.S. District Court at 541-1178 or