BEYOND THE MAUNA

Directed by: Duncan Heger, Carter Lau 2020 | 28 min.

Section: Made in Hawaii Shorts

Premiere: World Premiere



Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Hawaii Film Office

Nichols Family Fund

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 5 - 29 | USA
INCLUDED PASSES: SUPPORTER | ALL ACCESS | LIMITED ACCESS

Beyond the Mauna is a short documentary about the controversial construction of a Thirty-Meter-Telescope (TMT) on the sacred summit of Mauna Kea in Hawai’i. The film follows two Native Hawaiian women. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson is an elder Hawaiian leader, or kupuna, at the head of a peaceful movement blocking access to the summit of the mountain. Mauna Kea is the birthplace to the first Hawaiian gods, and Noe Noe sees the construction of TMT as a desecration of her ancestral lands. Mailani Neal is a young astronomer advocating for the construction of TMT. Thousands of years ago, Polynesians navigated by the stars to reach the island of Hawai’i. Mailani views astronomy as a way to live out their legacy. Both are inspired by their ancestors, both fight for what they believe is right, and both want a better future for Hawai’i.

Online Access

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Film Available

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Plays with:  Made In Hawaii Shorts Program BEACH TO FARM
COLORS OF KAUA'I
EN ROUTE
KAMA'ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)
POI DOG LESSONS
INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING
38 MINUTES
CHARITY
HARANA
THE LONGING FADE
THE MAINLAND
FINDING DOHI
KAPAEMAHU
KIPUKA - NEW BEGINNINGS
HAWAIIAN SOUL
LONGING FOR HAWAI'I
RED HOUSE
MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT

Cast & Crew

Director Duncan Heger, Carter Lau
Producer Lauren Thomason
Cinematographer Duncan Heger
Editor Duncan Heger, Ricky King
Sound Ricky King
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