A good friend of ours, Nathaniel Hansen is to working on a new interactive documentary that documents the small Hawaiian town of La’ie through the experiences and collective memories of its elderly, indigenous residents.
About The Project
Kūpuna is an interactive documentary portrait of a community as told through the lives, memories, and stories of elderly Hawaiians born and raised in the small town of La’ie, on the north shore of O’ahu. The project combines personal documentary portraits, oral histories, storytelling and performances, animations depicting important cultural myths, and interactive maps that contextualize significant, sacred, historical events, geographical places and events.
This project, Kūpuna (which means “respected elder” in Hawaiian), is an attempt to gather and share the history, stories, myths, and memories of a place and people from unlikely microcosm of the world, La’ie, Hawaii.
If it goes through we’ll get to work on it with him. It’s a great project worthy of consideration. Check out his Kick Starter page!