THE ENVIRONMENT

2021 Breakout Topic Videos

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Title: Middleground

Filmmakers: Lam Nguyen, Jamie Cortez, Olivia Loo, Alex Thomas, and Inez Anderson

About the film: In this film we hear multiple sides of a contentious issue about a landfill that is affecting the Nānākuli area, a working class community on the West Side of Oahu.

Title: Bottles for College

Filmmaker: Genshu Price

About the film: Bottles4College is an organization that recycles bottles and funds tuition for students to go to college.

2020 Breakout Topic Videos

Title: Floods of Hope

Filmmaker: Saige Adaro

About the film: Filmmaker Saige Adaro is a youth from O'ahu. This short film was made with the support of Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking and the Sierra Club during the 2020 Environmental Justice Reel Camp for Girls

Title: Dear 2030

Filmmaker: Christian Cristobal

About the film: Filmmaker Christian Cristobal, is a youth from O'ahu. This short film was made with the support of Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking and the Sierra Club during the 2020 Environmental Justice Reel Camp for Girls

Title: HI Strikes Back

Filmmaker: Hawai’i Youth Climate Coalition

About the film: Core members of the Hawai’i Youth Climate Coalition talk about why they are passionate about the work that they do with helping change public policy to have a more sustainable Hawai’i.

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Do you have a passion for the environment? Are ecology, sustainability, and the impact humans have on the earth at the top of your mind, then this theme might be for you! What are new ways of interacting with our environment so that we can ensure the next seven generations have a healthy ecosystem in which to live?

 

Some examples that could fit under this theme are: moving away from using fossil fuels and making alternative energy sources the new normal, stopping the use of styrofoam containers, creating more opportunities for small farmers to sell produce across the islands.