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The Chinese community is an important part of the history of Hawaii. This short film outlines that history, and its connections to the original Hawaiian people — and introduces a hero of peace from modern China: Zhou Enlai. As premier of China for 26 years, Zhou stood fearlessly for peace and non-violence, and was recognized at a special event in Honolulu on November 11, 2011 in conjunction with the APEC conference, where this film was first shown. By award-winning Hawaii filmmaker Edgy Lee, Copyright 2011, Filmworks Ltd.


A number of important speakers were not able to be in Honolulu for the launch of the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute on November 11, 2011. But they sent video greetings and expressions of support. They included Peter Carlisle, the Mayor of Honolulu; psychologist Chuck Spezzano; experts on forgiveness Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione; best-selling financial author Mary Buffett; author, teacher and sister of President Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng. There was also a report of a meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in which he expressed support for the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute.

A short film about the life and career of Zhou Enlai, former Premier of China. His work as a peacemaker is explored. Written and produced by Michael North for the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute. With Chinese subtitles.