HEALING LAND, HEALING PEOPLE
Director(s): Leah Warshawski
Producer(s): Leah Warshawski (Producer), Michael Fogarty (EP), Anne Rillero (EP), Ekolu Lindsey (EP)
2021 | 18 min | USA (Hawaii)
A documentary short filmed entirely on the islands of Maui and Moloka’i during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Hawaiian culture, each person has the kuleana (responsibility) to malama (care for) ʻāina (land). As Covid-19 brought Maui County’s tourism industry to a halt more than 70 residents experienced a unique opportunity to engage in nature-based restoration projects that provided paychecks and job skills training — and reinvigorated deep and meaningful connections.