Hawaii students place in national documentary competition


Three Hawaii students placed in C-SPAN’s national 2014 StudentCam competition. Middle and high school students made documentaries about national policy issues. There were a total of 150 winners selected nationwide.

Punahou School junior Matthew Shimura won second prize in the high school west division for his documentary “Breaking the Gridlock.

His story delved into the clean energy issue. He won a $1,500 cash prize and his film airs on Oceanic digital channel 949 (Local on Demand) now through June 30, 2014. To see his winning entry click here.

Maui High School juniors Austin Michael Alimbuyuguen and Joseph Griffith received an honorable mention for their documentary, “Economic Inequality,” about the growing disparity in incomes in society. To see their film, click here.

For a link to all of the 2014 winning videos, click here.

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