This is part of 2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival
Hawaii is a microcosm for both the world’s food problems and solutions. More GMO seeds are grown in Hawaii, per acre, than anywhere in the United States. Because of that, Hawaiians are exposed to unknown amounts and types of chemicals.
Yet just 200 years ago, Hawaiians had one of the most advanced organic farming systems ever documented. Island Earth champions Hawaiians seeking to re-establish and expand indigenous Hawaiians’ agricultural practices, combined with modern-day permaculture techniques - and those fighting corporate agriculture’s industrial stronghold of their islands and their health. Directed by Cyrus Sutton. 2017, US, 1 hr. 4 mins.
WATER WARRIORS (PNW theatrical premiere!): Water Warriors is the story of a community’s resistance against the oil and natural gas industry. When a Texas-based energy company began searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, a multi-cultural group of indigenous and white families united to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. Directed by Michael Premo. 2017, CANADA, US, 22 MINS.
Community partner: Hollywood Farmers Market