‘Kuleana’ San Antonio Film Festival Audience Choice Winner

We Are Moving Stories

August 21, 2017 

      Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

My family moved to Maui in 1969; the islands have been very kind to us. I observed much as a child which is reflected in the movie; namely the routine bombing of Kaho’olawe, a Hawaiian island, by the US Navy for target practice, and the fact that no one was doing anything to stop it at the time. The Hawaiian renaissance of the mid-seventies brought a battle by the people to regain control of the island’s future, and a gradual return of culture and tradition, language and indigenous arts. KULEANA is an act of culture, it is something I suppose I began writing at age 5. Read More