Where does your food come from? Chances are, most of the food you consume in Hawaii (85 percent to be exact) is shipped in, expensive and not exactly fresh. SEEDS OF HOPE, produced, directed and edited by Danny Miller (TURNING THE CANOE, CHANGING TIDES), is a documentary that explores this very issue and other problems in the food and agriculture industry in Hawaii.
For centuries, the Hawaiian people managed to live off the aina, or land, in a sustainable manner, living in Ahupua`as, or districts, spanning from sea to mountain top. Later, Hawaii became an agricultural giant in the sugar and pineapple industries, closing down many of the smaller farms and ranches. Now much of our prime agriculture land is being repurposed for development or as GMO testing grounds. This documentary covers a lot of ground interviewing a diverse and robust group of individuals with varying interests for our precious aina. If you care about the future of Hawai`i’s land, you should watch this!
Synopsis written by: Barbara Bumatay