Aloha From Lavaland Documentary Debuts Online

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Hawaiian anthropological documentary Aloha From Lavaland is scheduled to be released on Amazon and iTunes on Nov. 15, 2017. The film follows the aftermath of the 2014 eruption of Hawai‘i’s Kilauea volcano, which sent a flow of lava directly toward the center of Pahoa, a small rural town on Hawai‘i Island.

Hard to predict and impossible to stop, the flow threatened to cut off the town’s only access road, leaving the residents of this remote community to rely heavily on one another as they prepare for possible isolation.

Produced in conjunction with Gift Culture Media, Larkin Pictures and Pure Mother Love, this 55 minute documentary explores an inner community perspective of the lava flow, following residents as they ask and answer important questions about community, sustainability, harmony, and what it really means to live in such an unpredictable paradise.

In addition to street interviews and news coverage, the documentary follows a local Hawaiian kumu (healer), a sustainability expert and the leader of a sovereign Hawaiian community over a period of seven months as they attempt to prepare for the unpreparable.

“Puna is unlike any place I’ve ever lived,” says co-director Suzenne Seradwyn, who has created films in Los Angeles, New Mexico and Hawai‘i. “The people here have different values because of the natural elements at play and the rich cultural history surrounding those elements. There is a very important message to share about what happens when you allow yourself to trust these elements.”

“This film is important for anyone living in a state of change, whether it be due to external elements or an internal shift,” says the film’s co-director, Phillips Payson. “Part of what this film explores is how one’s attitude toward change can make all the difference.” Before moving to the Big Island, Payson worked in the film industry in New York and Los Angeles. This is his fourth film.

Aloha from Lavaland premiered at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival and has won three awards including Best Hawai‘i Film at the Honolulu Film Awards.

To view the Aloha from Lavaland trailer, click here. You can also learn more about the film online.

 

Video: Rotten Turkey Spam Bought From Walmart in Hawaii

YouTube user Kenny Jin just uploaded this video entitled, “Rotten turkey spam bought from Walmart in Hawaii” and when you view the video… you will definitely see that it’s rotten!

I'll say it's rotten and possibly has dead worms?

I’ll say it’s rotten and possibly has dead worms?

I’m not sure where it was purchased, however “Kenny” explains in the video that the expiration date says best by May 2016.

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Video: On the Scene of the Army Helicopter Crash

Two Soldiers were killed after their helicopter made a hard landing May 27 at Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii.

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Hōkūle’a: Launch to Palmyra Atoll… The Video

Hōkūle’a crew share their aloha with friends and family before departing on their 1,000 mile sail to Palmyra Atoll. This voyage is the first deep-ocean training for the Hōkūle’a Wolrdwide Voyage in which the traditional Hawaiian canoe will circumnavigate the Earth. The crew carry with them the idea that we are all crew members on Canoe Earth and, just as on Hōkūle’a, we need to care for one another an our resources.

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You can check out the crew anytime you want on their Twitter feed here: @HokuleaWWV

Frank Janto Sentencing Now on Video

BIVN has done it again:

“A 22 year old cold case has finally found closure today, as Frank Janto was sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 fatal stabbing of Rose Chiquita in Hilo…”

More AND video of sentencing here.

Pohoiki Ramp & Rock Depth: Video from DLNR Meeting

On Monday of last week, there was a meeting with the DLNR about the Pohoiki boat ramp.

I just found the following video posted by “Recreationalboater” explaining some of the information on the boat ramp and rock depth at Pohoiki:

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