Hawaiian Soul Movie Tee - Blue
Hawaiian Soul Movie + Kealopiko
The Hawaiian Soul short-film is nearly finished and ramping up for it’s Fall 2020 release coming soon! Sales for this limited unisex t-shirt will help to fund local, socially responsible, community screenings across Hawaiʻi.
"There is man and there is environment. One does not supersede the other. The breath in man is the breath of Papa. Man is merely the caretaker of the land that maintains his life and nourishes his soul.”
These are the words of George Jarrett Helm Jr., a kamaʻāina of Molokai who dedicated his life to the pursuit of aloha ʻāina, especially to ending the desecration of Kahoʻolawe, the island used for target practice by the American military from 1941-1990. George was one of several Hawaiians who occupied Kahoʻolawe, putting their bodies between the military and the island to stop the bombing, a peaceful but powerful form of physical protest. George also put himself in front of many crowds of visitors, students, citizens, and politicians. Using music and oratory, George opened people’s hearts and minds, fueling a “revolution of consciousness” that he knew was desperately needed. He believed that knowledge would empower people to push back against the destruction of the land and the trampling of their rights. As a Hawaiian who “inherited the soul” of his kūpuna, he knew deep down that aloha would lead the way. Our short-film, Hawaiian Soul, gives a little insight into George’s devotion to aloha ʻāina. We witness his Molokai roots and love for Hawaiian music, both of which fed him in his quest to protect Kahoolawe. With this film, we only hope to honor this man who is a personal hero of ours and so many others. Mahalo nui to everyone involved in making this movie, especially the Helm ʻohana, cast, and crew! Learn more at hawaiiansoulmovie.com
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