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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Visions in the Dark: The Pinky Thompson Story

Directed by Ty Sanga

Documentary / Hawaii / Documentary / 57 mins / English / Color / Digital / Philadelphia Premiere

Visions In The Dark

Lightbox Film Center
November 10, 2017 4:45 pm Buy Tickets

Description

Born in 1924, Myron “Pinky” Thompson was a social worker, activist, educator, soldier, and Native Hawaiian historian. Sustaining a serious eye wound at Normandy during WWII, Pinky wore a head bandage that kept him in the dark for some two years – from that darkness emerged a clear vision of his purpose in life. During the early years of the Native Hawaiian cultural renaissance, Pinky served as a leader of key Native Hawaiian organizations and played a pivotal role in garnering millions of dollars of federal funds to effect positive social change.

Part of the Pacific Showcase presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications, this film details a story of challenge and triumph through the life of one of Hawaii’s most important 20th century leaders.


Preceded By

  1. Ku Kanaka

    Marlene Booth / Shorts / Hawaii / Documentary / 30 mins
    In August 1969, 15-year-old Terry Young dove from a rock wall into shallow water, severing his spinal cord and becoming quadriplegic.

    Precedes: Visions in the Dark: The Pinky Thompson Story


Dates & Times

Visions In The Dark

Lightbox Film Center
November 10, 2017 4:45 pm Buy Tickets

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