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OHA to host a free movie night at Kailua Beach Park on Oct. 26

KAILUA (October 23, 2019) – OHA will host a free family movie screening at Kailua Beach Park this Saturday, October 26, featuring the film Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe, which documents the historic worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa.

The movie screening is part of OHA’s new E Hoʻokanaka campaign, which profiles emerging Native Hawaiian leaders who are responding to the pressing concerns of our island communities, including climate change, affordable housing, and the protection of our traditional practices and sacred places.

 “E Hoʻokanaka celebrates our next generation of leaders who are promoting culture, empowerment, innovation and resiliency within our communities as a way to move our entire Lāhui forward,” said OHA Interim Chief Executive Officer/Ka Pouhana Kūikawā Sylvia Hussey. “What better way to launch this E Hoʻokanaka campaign than to highlight the young navigators who helped spread Hōkūleʻa’s message of global stewardship around the world.”

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an ʻōpio event featuring Haunani Kāne and Kaleo Wong, two Hōkūleʻa voyagers hailing from Kailua. The two voyagers will share their stories from the Mālama Honua voyage, to inspire and uplift the next generation of Hawaiian leaders from the Kailua area.

The screening of Moananuiākea will begin at 6:45 p.m. Produced by Native Hawaiian filmmaker Nāʻālehu Anthony, the 130-minute documentary tells the incredible story of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the countless individuals and communities around that globe that the Hōkūleʻa connected during the trip.

The movie screening event will include a voter registration table, healthy Hawaiian food from Tammy Smith of Hale Kealoha, and a hula performance by the Kailua-based Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima, under the direction of Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva.

Learn more about the Kailua film screening and the E Hoʻokanaka campaign.

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