Aina - That Which Feeds Us

SUBHEAD: This film sees path for addressing the crises facing the island of Kauai - and island Earth.

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By Jason Donovan on 13 July 2015 for Preserve Paradise -

Image above: Poster for movie Aina:That Which Feeds Us. From (

AINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means, “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a simple yet effective path for addressing some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauai - and of island Earth. That may sound like an outstanding claim, but as AINA vividly illustrates, such is the power of agriculture and consumer choices for people and the planet.

World Premiere of film AINA:That Which Feeds UsFollowed by a short panel with Directors, Film Producers, and Featured Individuals in the Film. Live Musical performances by The Waipa Serenaders and Special Musical Guests TBA

Performing Arts Center
Kauai Community College
Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

Doors open Saturday at 6:00pm July 25th

Movie starts at 7:00pm

$10 per person - children free
Get tickets here (there is an online ticket handling fee):

A new film by Josh Thome and Sherpas Cinema. Join us for the World Premeier of the Film, AINA: That Which Feeds Us, on Kauai at the KCC Performing Arts Center on July 25th at 7:00 PM.

“The film is ultimately about our relationship with the Earth that feeds us,” says filmmaker Josh Thome. “The traditional Hawaiian relationship is in stark contrast to that of industrial agriculture and has much to teach the world today.”

Indeed, for a culture that was able to thrive for over a thousand years on small islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaiians mastered the science and art of managing resources for abundance.
"To 'malama aina' is to take care of the Earth that feeds us. The minute we lose site of that, we have signed our own 'palapala make', our death warrant.” -- Sabra Kauka, from AINA
While the story of AINA is told on Kauai, it links the agricultural issues facing the island as a microcosm for the crossroads that agriculture is at globally.
"When we look at agriculture globally, it is the largest interface between humans and the environment. Agriculture is either going to make us or break us.” -- Don Heacock, Biologist, from AINA
The impacts of industrial agriculture have become inescapable but ʻĀINA shows a way forward that can lead to a healthier and more sustainable food system.
"Do we just go for the short sighted gains and profits without even considering how it is going to affect five generations, seven generations down the road? These are the kinds of things that our ancestors thought about.” -- Kawika Winter PhD, Ethnobotanist, from AINA

This Special World Premiere Event is not to be missed, Rerserve your seats today!

Seating is limited so it is recommend you get your tickets now as more than half of all available tickets have already sold out. This is a non-profit event, with all proceeds going to just cover the event expenses.

Video above: Trailer for Aina: That Which feeds Us. From (


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