Speaker series discusses digital storytelling on October 20th

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Speaker series discusses digital storytelling on October 20th

Nicholas Smith and Dezalynn Tiell share their experiences with digital storytelling at this month's Huliko‘a Kaiāulu. 

The next Huliko‘a Kaiāulu Scholar Speaker Series event will feature a discussion on using digital media to tell stories. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 20th at the Community Learning Center at Mā‘ili (CLC-M).

Nicholas Smith, who was born on O‘ahu and raised in Mākaha and Nānākuli, will present “Utilizing Digital Media to Tell Our Stories."  Smith will share his thoughts on how to create an open dialogue with your community and the world, using the media-gathering tools available.

“Our stories must be told, and we have the power to do so at our fingertips,” says Smith.

Smith is a graduate of Wai‘anae High School’s nationally-acclaimed Searider Productions program.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production from The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles. He currently serves as a digital storyteller for the Institute for Native Pacific Education & Culture (INPEACE).

This month’s student reflection will be offered by another Searider Productions alum, Dezalynn Tiell, who is currently attending Leeward Community College.

Tiell will share her experience in video production, interning with Mākaha Studios and her aspirations for the future.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. An RSVP is appreciated. Call 670-2045 or email kapua@ksbe.edu to confirm your attendance. CLC-M is located at 87-790 Kulauku St. in Mā‘ili.

Huliko‘a Kaiāulu was created as an opportunity for the community to celebrate the pursuit of higher education and listen to scholars from the Wai‘anae Coast share their mana‘o, while learning more about topics that impact their lives as residents of the region.

The series is sponsored by Kamehameha Schools, INPEACE, the UH Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and MA‘O Organic Farms. Future presentations are scheduled for Feb. 16, March 15 and April 19.

This is the series’ third year. You can watch many of the presentations from the previous two years on the Kamehameha Schools YouTube channel.


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