Mahalo nui to Kamakana Aquino and the folks who put together the Blanche Pope Waimanalo screening. I met an Aunty there I have not seen since I as 12… my grandfather’s niece… what a pleasure. And the talk-story after the film was more proof of our pule for Ea.
And mahalo nui loa to Lei and the entire Laimana Ohana– Lei ma have twice now arranged screenings for windward folks, and Kaneohe is a place I called home for many years and is still home to much of my ohana. And Thursday’s screening was extra special because Dean Saranilliio and Sharon Heijin Lee were seeing “Noho Hewa” for the first time along with other folks that night. And, well, these two souls were among a small number of people who made sure this film got to be more than a work in progress.