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
Today we meet David Williams a long time Hawaii resident who shares his story and love for the Islands. He’s a former Marine who in the past few years has taken to Social media to spread his message about the Aloha State. The subject of political correctness has come up often on the podcast and one of our listeners suggested we have him on the podcast to discuss race relations. She even offered to donate $150.00 bucks if we did it! How could Bruce refuse $150!
Even so we think a show about Race was long overdue. While David is not that optimistic about race relations in general on the mainland he does believe that people can learn a lot about getting along by taking the lead from Hawaii.
These islands are a melting pot for the world to see…for many here in the islands people don’t see Race nor Gender or Religion and that’s a hard thing to come by where there is not a lot of judgment. NOW…don’t get us wrong…We DO have resentment and prejudice against some here like the Military and Haole’s…When you steal lands away from another race you’re going to have problems one way or the other…
The United States has had it’s fill of treating the Native American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans and African Americans unfairly…Hopefully no one is ignorant of that and if you are you should be doing some history on it to learn the things our school systems don’t teach you.
We are hopeful this Podcast will enlighten you to see a different perspective and the perception of Race from a different point of view~
Today we talk with JEFF WILLISCRAFT concerning his Love and Passion for Hawaii and his inevitable Move to Paradise and what he has done to prepare himself for the move and his new work. Jeff has a unique story we have yet to share on the Podcast and it truly involved RE-INVENTING YOURSELF for HAWAII!
Many don’t realize that re-inventing yourself in Hawaii is one of the top things you’ll need to do to make it in Paradise and Jeff has taken this seriously.
What an inspirational story on changing ones life and career for a dream which will allow him to be…Lucky to live Hawaii.