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CHE | Film Screening & Discussion: On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World)

March 9 - March 10

The Graduate Associate Organizing Committee at CHE is organizing a two-day screening of the virtual reality documentary On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World), including a virtual panel featuring key members of the Games for Change Impact Campaign team.

The screening and talks will take place on Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10.

On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World) recounts the events of January 13, 2018, when Hawaiʻi’s Emergency Management Agency sent a statewide warning about an imminent ballistic missile attack, a warning that turned out, ultimately, to be a false alarm.

Developed by creative teams at Atlas V and Archer’s Mark, organized by the nonprofit organization Games for Change, and featuring the spoken-word poetry of activist, artist, and Professor of Native Hawaiian politics Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, On the Morning You Wake immerses the viewer in the events of January 13, when over a million Hawaiians were forced to reckon with the existential threat posed by the destructive power of nuclear weapons.

On the Morning You Wake seeks to humanize and make immediate this vast, existential issue of global nuclear security, while updating and making relevant to a contemporary audience a threat many people mistake for a relic from the Cold War era.