Listen to one of Abundant Land's main character's as she explains the deeper meaning of the word land from a Hawaiian perspective.
Malia Akutagawa was born and raised on Molokai, Hawaii. She was the original founder of Sustainable Molokai. She is now an assistant professor of law at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies & William S. Richardson School of Law.
The Abundant Land team is looking for an intern to join us this spring 2017 as we begin mapping out our distribution campaign.
About this Internship
Impact producing is a growing field within documentary film distribution. This internship will focus on research, outreach, community engagement, scheduling and promoting. You do not need filmmaking experience for this. I am looking for someone with strong verbal and written communication skills who is passionate and motivated about the film’s themes and message. Please take a look at the film's website, www.abundantland.com to get a sense of the film's content. If you wish to apply please provide me with your resume and one paragraph cover letter. I will send you a survey to fill out. You can send your into to natasha(at)abundantland.com
The intern will help with the following:
- Research and contact, permaculture schools, CSA’s, food coop’s, university associations and film festivals
- Keep track of conversations and follow up on leads
- Post to twitter and facebook daily
- Schedule screenings
- Be the liaison between community groups and director
- Assist in the launch of a crowdsourced funding campaign
Here is the film's synopsis.
ABUNDANT LAND is a documentary about a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i resisting the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Biotech corporations including Monsanto and Mycogen are depleting Moloka’i’s topsoil and fresh water while contributing to dust storms that spread pesticides into the surrounding communities and ocean. ABUNDANT LAND also offers a historical look into the political underpinnings of chemical-intensive farming in Hawaii while portraying the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management. The documentary follows a group of dedicated residents as they seek transparency about the testing being done on their island and promote permaculture—an ecological design system rooted in ancient Hawaiian farming practices—as an alternative to chemically dependent agriculture.
About Florentino Films, LLC
Florentino Films is a documentary film production company focusing on social issue documentary film and videos designed to motive and inspire social change.
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