“Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaii’s Sacred Tree” is a film documentary that highlights the importance of the island’s most dominant tree species, ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island and now recently detected on Kauaʻi. This is an opportunity to learn more about ʻōhiʻa, the two new fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, and the team of scientists, conservationists, and Hawai’i residents determined to protect ʻōhiʻa forests.
This documentary is a project of the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species by the University of Hawaiʻi – Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit and produced by CLUB SULLIVAN TV with help from the multiagency Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Response Team. Featuring: Kekuhi Kealiʻikanakaʻoleohaililani, J.B. Friday, David Benitez, Noah Gomes, Sam Ohukaniʻohiʻa Gon, Robert Keʻanokealakahikikapoleikamakaʻopua Kaʻupu IV, Justin Lee, Shane Dorian, Leila Kealoha, Lisa Keith, Flint Hughes, Tiana Kuni, Kelina Eldrege, Caitlin Kanoe Kaopuiki, Tom Pico, Marc Hughes, Blaine Luiz, Eva Brill, Steve Bergfeld, Bill Stormont, Mahina Patterson, Curtis Ewing, Carter Atkinson, Sebastian Klein.
- 6:30 PM Venue Opens
- 7:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
- 7:30 PM Show Starts
- 8:00 PM Show Ends. Outside refreshments.
- 8:30 PM Doors Close, Mahalo
Screenings will be held in Hilo, Waimea, and Kona:
Saturday, August 4, 2018: Palace Theater – 38 Haili St, Hilo, HI 96720
Friday, August 17, 2018: Kahilu Theatre – 67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
Friday, August 31, 2018: Aloha Theatre – 79-7384 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kealakekua, HI 96750