Directed by: Phillips Payson, Suzenne “Zenne” Seradwyn 2016 | 52 min.

Section: Made In Hawaii

Premiere: Return Engagement

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Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Documentary, Environment


On June 27 2014, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted and lava began flowing directly toward the center of Pahoa, a small town on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Hard to predict and impossible to stop, the flow threatened to cut off the town’s main access road, which would leave the residents of this already isolated community to rely solely on one another.

Produced in conjunction by Gift Culture Media, Larkin Pictures and Pure Mother Love, ALOHA FROM LAVALAND explores what it really means to live in such an unpredictable paradise, and what the incident can teach the rest of the world about community, sustainability, harmony, and aloha.

Shot and produced by several Pahoa community members, ALOHA FROM LAVALAND offers a unique insider’s look at life in the midst of a slow motion disaster.


Sunday, November 20 5:30 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Phillips Payson, Suzenne “Zenne” Seradwyn
Producer Robert Kent
Writer Zoe Eisenberg
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