Hawaiian Soul Movie | Keiki Tee - Off white

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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.

“ʻAʻole lā e hoʻokiʻekiʻe aʻe ke kanaka i kona kūlana ma luna aʻe o ko ka ʻāina. ʻO ka hā e nape ana i kona houpo, ʻo ia hā like nō o Papahānaumoku. He kauā ke kanaka no ka ʻāina, ka mea e hānai mau ana i kona kino a me kona ʻuhane.” Kai ka noʻeau o kēia ʻōlelo a George Jarrett Helm Jr., he keiki papa no Molokai, he puʻuwai hao kila nāna i kuʻupau i kona aloha ʻāina ma ka ʻimi ʻana i ala e pau ai ka hoʻopahū ʻia ʻana o Kahoʻolawe, ka mokupuni i hoʻohana ʻia e ka pūʻalikoa ʻAmelika no ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa kaua ʻana no nā makahiki he nui hewahewa (1941-1990). Helu ʻia ʻo George i loko o ka pūʻulu kanaka i hōʻea kino aku i Kahoʻolawe i ia wā i mea e pau ai kona hanaʻino ʻia ʻana. ʻO kona leo nō naʻe kai kaulana loa i waena o ka lāhui, i ke mele a me ka haʻiʻōlelo e mālamalama ai ka noʻonoʻo o kānaka. Wahi āna, ʻo ka “ʻuhane” o kona mau kūpuna kai ili iho ma luna ona a pēlā nō paha i ʻike ai, i loko nōkī ona, ʻo ke aloha nō kai ʻoi aʻe. ʻO kona aloha i ka ʻāina a me ka lāhui ka mea e kau mau ai kona inoa i ka hano. Na ʻĀina Paikai kēia kiʻiʻoniʻoni pōkole, ʻo Hawaiian Soul, e hoʻohanohano aku ana iā George Helm, ka paʻa ʻana mai o kona kahua ma Molokai, a me kona aloha i ka mele Hawaiʻi, nā mea nui hoʻi i alakaʻi mau iā ia ma kona ʻimi ʻana i ka pono o Kahoʻolawe. He mahalo mānuʻunuʻu ko ʻĀina lāua me Kamaʻāina Creations i ka ʻohana Helm, nā mea hana keaka, a me nā limahana a pau o kēia kiʻiʻoniʻoni. | hawaiiansoulmovie.com

"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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