MAHALO COVID-19

Directed by Matt Yamashita

When a filmmaker and his small island community take on the pandemic, they unsuspectingly find a clearer path towards self-reliance and a stronger connection to each other and nature.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. 

About the filmmaker: Matt Yamashita was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. After receiving a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University, Matt returned to Molokai in 2001 to become the island’s first professional filmmaker. Over the past 2 decades, he has dedicated the primary focus of his work to telling Hawaii’s stories through a local lens. Since 2016, Matt has also been working on national and international productions focusing on themes of environment and culture, including profile pieces for Emmy Award winning series “The New Environmentalists” narrated by Robert Redford and Sigourney Weaver. His feature documentaries have seen both national and international broadcast on networks including PBS National and Arte France.

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