Lights, Camera, Action!
Saturday (June 4), 7-9:30pm, Iao Theater, Wailuku; $7/$15/$30
In Hawaiian, “huliau” means “turning point” and implies a better direction, says Maui Huliau Foundation volunteer Lehua Simon. The non-profit organization formed last year—thanks to the inspired efforts of (also volunteer) executive director Malia Cahill—and is full of innovative spunk, with a mission “to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth through community-based educational experiences.” Screening six shorts created by students 12 to 18 years old, from a dozen different Maui schools, projects from their environmental filmmaking club (now in its second year) culminate this Saturday (June 4) with the foundation’s first Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival. (One flick features Jason King, the all-solar powered dude profiled in MauiTime’s 2011 Green Issue.) Keiki engaged in the program have spent 15 Mondays at the Hawaiian Canoe Club, working in small groups and learning everything from on-location filming to editing and production. 757-2100; mauihuliaufoundation.org