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RAILROADING PARADISE

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Directed by: Anthony Aalto, Mike Hinchey 2013 | 57 min.

Section: Made in Hawaii

Premiere: World


Synopsis

RAILROADING PARADIS is about the Sierra Club's role in Oahu's rail controversy, and how it's leadership arrived at a position in favor of rail, should be seen by everyone in Hawaii, because the issues examined range far wider than simply traffic congestion and suburban sprawl. The Sierra Club leadership drew ire from some of its own members, past leaders, and (of course) anti-rail activists by publicly emerging in support of rail at a key moment in the 2012 mayoral election.  The executive committee is portrayed as wrestling with its decision by examining issues of Hawaii's population growth, smart development, global warming, and the sustainability of life in Hawaii for the  poor and middle class. Interviews with major players on both sides present educated, passionate people who disagree about a lot, but all seem motivated by a desire to improve this community. You may not walk out of the film with a new position on rail, but you will have an appreciation of many more of the issues involved in the debate.

 

Screenings

Friday, October 18 6:30 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed
Plays with:  SENDING ALOHA ABROAD
Saturday, October 19 3:30 PM Consolidated Koko Marina Date Passed
Plays with:  SENDING ALOHA ABROAD

Cast & Crew

Director Anthony Aalto, Mike Hinchey
Screenwriter Anthony Aalto
Executive Producer Karen Victor
Cast George Ariyoshi, Paul Brewbaker, Kirk Caldwell , Peter Carlisle, Ben Cayetano
Cinematographer Mike Hinchey

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