• Heather Giugni

    Producer/Cultural Collections Specialist
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    UH West O‘ahu


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Accomplishments include concept creator for the ground-breaking Hawaiian language news segment called ‘Aha’i ‘Olelo Ola [Messenger of a Living Language] produced by OIWI TV for Hawaii News Now in March 2009; founding member of The Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC); early board member of Olelo Community Media; former member of the Hawaii Television and Film Development Board; founding member of Uluulu, Hawaiʻi’s official moving image archive;  board member of Bishop Museum.

Award winning productions include ONE VOICE (Executive Produced by PIC and Juniroa Productions), UNDER A JARVIS MOON, FAMILY INGREDIENTS (Executive Produced by PIC and Rock Salt Media) to name a few.  Focus has been on documentary storytelling primarily local and PBS national broadcast.

Also part of a group (ʻUluʻulu, UHWO-PIKO, KS Publishing & Pacific Islanders in Communications) that will be publishing Hawaiʻi’s first Hawaiian Media Handbook (HMH).  Inspired by our Maori cousins who launched The Brown Book in 2013, it was created to complement Te Urutahi Koataata: Working with Māori in Film & Television, published in 2008.  The HMH will offer insight, advice, direction, resources and support for our students, community and visitors.

At ʻUluʻulu, collections specialist = in search of media to preserve, archive and make accessible for research.  Also a producer = creating content.