CAAMFest 2014 Review: NĀ LOEA: MĀLAMA MO’OMOMI
The CAAMFest screening of Family Ingredients was preceded by the short film NĀ LOEA: MĀLAMA MO’OMOMI. Read the capsule review below.
Mālama Moʻomomi is part of a PBS short film series which, according to director/writer Keoni Lee, depicts the lives of “Native Hawaiian practitioners,” including tattooing, language, and taro restoration. Mālama Moʻomomi focuses on the story of Kelson “Mac” Poepoe, an elder fisherman known locally for his knowledge of traditional Hawaiian fishing practices. The film is an intimate but unfortunately too brief look into the fishing life and insightful reflections of Poepoe with gestures toward larger, provocative subjects like alternative notions of “sustainability” and the deleterious effects of commercialism. The Nā Loea: The Masters series is supposed to come to PBS in May.
(via CAAMFest 2014)