The Sakada Series

Thurs, Dec. 29, 2016 — The Sakada Series documentary film screening

For immediate release

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu Street, Waipahu, HI 96797

The Sakada Series (35min), a series of three short films highlighting the life stories and successes of the Sakadas and the second generation, will screen at the Hawaii’s Plantation Village on Thursday, October 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Sakadas are Filipino contract workers who immigrated to Hawaii between 1906-1946 to work as laborers for Hawaii’s sugar and pineapple plantations.  The event is presented in collaboration with the Hawaii’s Plantation Village and the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii.

A Sakada Story (10min) highlights the life story of Cipriano Erice, who immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work as a laborer for the Waialua Sugar Plantation.

Living Treasure (10min) highlights the life story of Angel Ramos, who immigrated to Hawaii in 1946 to work for the Kahuku Sugar Plantation.

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.

Screening schedule:

6:00-6:30pm – Doors open. Experience Hawaii’s Plantation Village’s plantation exhibit.
6:30-7:10pm – The Sakada Series film screening
7:10-7:40pm – Q&A with the filmmaker, Maribel Apuya and the documentary stars. Refreshments and light Filipino pupus will be served after the Q&A.

The event is free and open to the public.  Please spread the word to your family and friends.  Link to flyer here.

Major grant funding and sponsorship has been provided by the Honolulu Mayor’s Office for Culture and the Arts, the Atherton Family Foundation and Boutique de Voile. For more information, please email:

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