Hawaiian Soul is based on the true story of George Helm, a young Hawaiian musician who must gain the support of kūpuna (community elders) from Maui to aid in the fight of protecting the neighboring island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing. The film took home a pair of awards at the 2020 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). It is a beautifully crafted tribute to those who helped start the Native Hawaiian rights movement.
Following the screening of the 20-minute film, Kahilu Board President Kapena Alapa'i will host a Talk Story discussion about the film with the film's writer-director 'Āina Paikai, and producer Kaliko Ma'i'i, joined by educator, scholar, and cultural practitioner Kū Kahakalau.
This performance is free to all subscribers, and only available to others as a pay-per-view purchase. The original live broadcast will be available to view 24 hours after the initial airing.