Viewers enjoy watching the final, PBS Hawai‘i approved versions of HIKI NŌ stories, but very few have any idea what the students go through to develop their stories to the point where they meet PBS Hawai‘i’s stringent on-air standards. This special episode explores the students’ learning processes by presenting four previously-aired HIKI NŌ stories, followed by behind-the-scenes “What I Learned” mini-documentaries on the experiences of the students who created the stories.
The stories featured (along with their corresponding “What I Learned” vignettes) include:
–A workspace created by and for students called The Canvas (pictured), from Kalani High School (O‘ahu);
–A blind performing arts teacher, from Hongwanji Mission School (O‘ahu);
–A Kaua‘i food truck entrepreneur, from Kaua‘i High School;
–A Navy-veteran amputee who is learning to live with pain, from Wai‘anae High School (O‘ahu).
This special episode is hosted by Kalani High School Senior Anya Carroll and Hongwanji Mission School 7th grader Teo Fukamizu.
This program encores Saturday, Dec. 24 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 25 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.