Kalo Culture

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Kalo Culture


Sunday Nov 10 07:30 PM
Tuesday Nov 12 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Directed by Kamuela Vance. 2012. USA. 61 mins.

Follow taro farmer Daniel Anthony, his family, and friends during the three days leading up to the Haleiwa Taro Festival, and learn how taro—and the traditional pounding of it— became the core of his life and small business, Mana‘Ai  (meaning “powerful food”). Featuring local artists, activists, musicians, and poets, such Makana, Noa Helela, Kealoha, Ernie Cruz Jr., Paula Fuga, Mike Love and Laulani Tealewho, Kalo Culture addresses how the traditions, culture, and way of life associated with taro farming and preparation are in danger of becoming extinct in the face of western influence, development, and competition in the poi industry. Official Selection: Hawaii International Film Festival.

View the trailer.

Special guests at Nov 10, 7:30pm screening: Kamuela Vance and Daniel Anthony. Anthony will do a kalo-pounding demo.

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