We are very excited to be talking to Director PHIL PAYSON and Producer ZOE EISENBERG on their Award winning SHORT FILM…“Aloha from Lavaland”
On June 27 2014, a vent in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted and lava began flowing
directly toward the center of Pahoa, a small rural town on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Hard
to predict and impossible to stop, the flow threatens to cut of 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 by Gift Culture Media, Larkin Pictures and Pure Mother Love,
this 55 minute award-winning documentary explores an inner community perspective of the lava fow, following residents as they ask and answer important questions about
community, sustainability, harmony, and what it really means to live in such an
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. Shot in a grass-roots effort by several Pahoa community members, Lavaland offers a unique insider’s look at life in the midst of a slow motion disaster.
If you are interested in watching this film or learning more please head to the Website or Facebook page~ Mahalo
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