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Abundant Land: Film & Conversation

Sunday | November 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Abundant Land: Film & Discussion
Indigenous Cultivation of Food & Resistance
Join the Ecology Center for a theatre screening of the new documentary film Abundant Land, followed by a rich discussion and Q&A about traditional Hawaiian land management practices with the film’s director, Natasha Florentino, and Makena Silva, Native Hawaiian, social worker, and advocate. Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about the Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island’s land, water, and other resources to test genetically engineered seeds. The film shows the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and farming self-sufficiency– as well as the vital forces of resistance upheld by indigenous communities. Abundant Land also offers a historical look at the intrusion and political underpinnings of chemical-intensive farming in Hawaii while portraying the power of the heritage and traditional ecological knowledge in the fight for clean and safe air, water, and land.
This screening will be held at the Ecology Center Store and refreshments will be provided!
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Cost: $7 – $10
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This event is wheelchair accessible.

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