HIKI NŌ 4|30|20: HIKI NŌ at STN 2020: Life Goes On | Program
This special edition follows HIKI NŌ school groups that traveled to Washington D.C., in the second week of March to compete in the annual Student Television Network (STN) convention, only to find the convention cancelled the day before it was to commence due to restrictions on gatherings of over 1,000 people put into place by the city of Washington, D.C. These restrictions were put into place the day it was announced that the coronavirus outbreak had been deemed a pandemic. This documentary chronicles the students’ emotional progression from shock to severe disappointment to acceptance, resilience, and a resolve to tell their stories regardless of the fact that they were no longer doing so for a competition.
This is the first in a series of seven HIKI NŌ shows featuring student reflections on life in the COVID-19 era.