Documentary on Portuguese diaspora in Hawaii will have national debut in Madeira – Current

Documentary on Portuguese diaspora in Hawaii will have national debut in Madeira - Current



Still without final agreements, the director explained that talks are underway with several television channels "to see how best to promote the Portuguese reality in Hawaii and America."

Meanwhile, it is already confirmed that the documentary will be available on Amazon's streaming video platform Prime Video and can also be viewed through Vimeo.

The 42-minute film features executive production by the director of Hilo's Imiloa Astronomy Center, Luso-descendant Marlene Hapai, and includes more than 40 interviews, ranging from community leaders to comedian Frank DeLima and singer Glenn Medeiros.

The first Portuguese immigrant to be registered in the archipelago is John (John) Elliott de Castro, who according to the Library of Congress arrived in 1814 and was King Kamehameha's doctor.

The documentary was sponsored by FLAD – Luso-American Foundation and the Regional Government of the Azores, also being a RTP co-production.

Next month, the film "Portuguese in New England", which preceded the documentary in Hawaii, will be screened during the Feasts of the Lord Santo Cristo dos Milagres, "which brings together more than 100 thousand people in São Miguel."

Ponta-Garça also said that she is already working on the production of the next documentary, a more comprehensive film that should be ready by 2020 and will focus on the Portuguese in all the United States of America.



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