PRODUCTION COMPANY: Co Creative Studios
Executive Producers: Randie & Jamie Fong
Producers: Vince Keala Lucero, Caleb Lucero, Ty Sanga
Writer/Director: Ty Sanga
Editor: Seong K. Whang
Pinky Thompson thought bigger than himself and further than the single cause at hand. He fought hard against the stigma of an inferior Native Hawaiian. A multifaceted cultural identity was the key to their ultimate survival. He championed a health care system, created invaluable educational programs and strengthened the pride of Native Hawaiians. He envisioned an ideal Hawaiʻi that no one else saw and fought for it from the battle fields of Normandy, down the steps of congress, to his humble home in Niu valley.
VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON closes HIFF 2014 and it is apropos to celebrate the life of this great figure in Hawaiian history by presenting the world premiere at the Hawaii Theatre Center. His legacy lives on through his work as a social worker and community leader, including his leadership posts at Kamehameha Schools and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.