DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | 15 MINUTES | English
The island of O’ahu is covered with coconut palms, but for fear of liability the vast majority of these sacred trees have been stripped of coconuts. The grassroots movement “Niu Now” is on a mission to restore the “niu,” or coconut, as a fundamental food crop in Hawai’i and spread the Indigenous wisdom of “aloha ‘āina:” loving land and serving people.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Alex Cantatore
Alex Cantatore is a Director and Cinematographer focused on communicating new ideas and old wisdom to better understand our relationship with the Earth and each other. He hails from White Plains, NY, studied at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and currently makes his home in San Diego, CA.
Manulani Aluli Meyer, Indrajit Gunasekara