Tue, Nov 28|
Honokaa Peoples Theatre
Celebrate Local Ag Films
2 Short Local Films on Ulu & Kalo and the feature film Common Ground!
Time & Location
Nov 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:40 PM HST
Honokaa Peoples Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St, Honokaa, HI 96727, USA
About the Event
Come one & all for one or all these films! Friday Nov 25 is Indigenous Peopleʻs Day, and thereʻs plenty reasons to get rootsy and support local on Honokaʻa Towns HBA Small Biz Saturday Nov 25 (and again Tue Nov 28), especially with our Celebration of Local Indigenous & Regenerative Ag Films at the Peopleʻs Theatre, including films on Ulu, Kalo, and the feature length film Common Ground, starring Jason Momoa, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson & more! We are also showing the critically acclaimed Scorsese film about US Indigenous Relations, Killers of the Flower Moon that same week, donʻt miss this convergence of energies to connect with your ʻĀina-Based community!
Also we encourage everyone to Support Local Ag at Hāmākua Harvest Sunday Nov 26!
Sat Nov. 25 1pm & Tue Nov 28 5pm: "Na Pua Pasifika: Ulu"
A FREE 30 min Kahilu film about traditional uses and recipes for the treasured breadfruit, with a talk story and Ulu demo by Uncle Ric Rocker and Angelina McCoy of Satawal.
“Nā Pua Pasifika” is not just a documentary; it's a call to action to reconnect with the 'Āina, and to reintroduce these sustainable foods into our diets." Uncle Ric Rocker.
Sat Nov. 25 2pm & Tue Nov 28 6pm: "Echoes of Waipiʻo Valley Taro Farmers"
A FREE 45min film about the kupuna and families of Waipiʻo who cherish their uniquely beautiful way of life, introduced by Uncle Naeman and Aunty Debbie Toko. Kupuna Will Yama, born 1946, and raised in Waipi’o Valley, Big Island, Hawai’i, explores ideas of how to preserve and protect taro farmers and farming in Waipi’o Valley and continue to provide an important Hawaiian staple for future generations. Traditional Hawaiian song "Hi'ilawe" by Sam Li'a Kalaina'aina performed by Lehi Keko’olani Brown. Film by H Clive Richards, to book screenings email HBCHawaii@icloud.com.
Sat Nov. 25 3pm, Tue Nov 28 7pm & Wed Nov 29 5pm: "Common Ground"
1hr 45min (Regular admission) with Talk Story by Local Ag experts after the show on Saturday, including Dr. Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, Ph.D. of Indigenous Crops & Cropping Systems, Odysseus Yacalis of Hawaii Farmers Union, and folks from The Kohala Center, Hāmākua Harvest and more!
Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Ian Somerhalder all star in Common Ground, the highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health. By fusing journalistic exposé with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative "regenerative" models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America's economy -- before it's too late.