2021 Breakout Topic Videos
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.
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.