‘Hold Your Fire’ doc screening in Waimea this Thursday
The Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy in Waimea, in partnership with its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, is presenting Voices for Belonging and Community Conversations, a four-part film series to inspire dialogue about place, identity and belonging through storytelling.
The first offering in the film series is a screening of the critically-acclaimed “Hold Your Fire,” a documentary by Waimea resident and Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy parent Stefan Forbes.
The screening will take place Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gates Performing Arts Center on the Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy’s Upper Campus. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The film is about the longest hostage siege in New York City and how the New York Police Department became the first police force with a modern hostage negotiation department. The documentary premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and was named one of the best films of 2022 by The New York Times.
The Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy hopes parents from all three divisions (grades K-12) will be able to attend; however, given the subject matter, it recommends only students in grades 9-12.