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The Sakada Series

October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sakadas Cipriano Erice, Angel Ramos, and Apolonia Agonoy Stice

The Sakada Series (35min) is a series of three short films capturing the personal stories and successes of the sakadas and of the Filipino-American second-generation. Sakadas are Filipino contract workers who immigrated to Hawaii between 1906-1946 to work as laborers for Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations.

The first film, A Sakada Story, highlights the life story of Cipriano Erice, who immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work as a laborer for the Waialua Sugar Plantation. The second film, Living Treasure (10min), highlights the life story of Angel Ramos, who also immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work as a laborer for the Kahuku Sugar Plantation.  The third film, Filipina (15min), highlights the life story of Apolonia Agonoy Stice, a second-generation Filipina-American, who grew up in the pineapple plantation town of Lanai City in the 1940’s.

Q&A session and light refreshments after the films.

This film series is co-sponsored by the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii and the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts – Honolulu, Atherton Family Foundation, and Boutique de Voile.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.


October 21, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Oahu – Aiea
99-374 Pohai Place
Aiea, HI 96701 United States
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