90 min. | documentary | us | english
[preceded by resurfacing: koa smith | hawaii | short film]
World Festival Premiere Screening. An epic journey forty years in the making, Gratitude Revealed from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities such as Norman Lear, Jack Kornfield, Luisah Teish, Alex Grey and other luminaries.
Mr. Schwartzberg’s Visionary Award was created to honor his for long-standing commitment to inspire and nurture the endlessly evolving tapestry of global cultures into an ever more compassionate and life-affirming planetary community.
At this time, Louie Schwartzberg is one of only two recipients of the Maui Film Festival Visionary Award. The other is His Holiness of the 14th Dalai Lama. At this year’s Maui Film Festival, global surfing icon and years’ long yogi Gerry Lopez will join this magnificent trio.
pili ka mo'o
14 min. | short film | hawaii | english
The Fukumitsu ʻOhana (family) of Hakipuʻu are Native Hawaiian taro farmers and keepers of this generational practice. While much of Oʻahu has become urbanized, Hakipuʻu remains a kīpuka (oasis) of traditional knowledge where great chiefs once resided and their bones still remain. The Fukumitsus are tossed into a world of complex real estate and judicial proceedings when nearby Kualoa Ranch, a large settler-owned corporation, destroys their familial burials to make way for continued development plans.