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Maui Sustainability Film to Premiere at Maui Film Festival on Saturday

June 16, 2009
Maui Weekly

The premiere of Sustainable Living 101: Looking to Maui’s Past to Inform a Sustainable Future, a documentary short film produced by The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) and University of Hawai‘i - Maui Community College (UH-Maui CC), will take place during the Maui Film Festival on Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m. at the Sand Dance Theater on Wailea Beach. The film will screen as part of a “green” film series that includes Dirt: The Movie. Admission to the screening is free.

Sustainable Living 101 conveys the urgency for addressing some of Maui’s most critical sustainability challenges, while raising the awareness of community initiatives currently underway. Featured initiatives range from locally based projects in the fields of sustainable agriculture, watershed restoration, sustainability education and locally based economic development and self-sufficiency.

SLIM Executive Director Alex de Roode said, “In raising people’s awareness about projects already underway to address sustainability challenges within our own communities and informing them about how they can become involved in these efforts, our hope is to empower local residents to create the reality they envision for themselves and to serve as a catalyst for positive and meaningful change.”

Sustainable Living 101 was made possible by a grant from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation-Pikake Fund. The film is a collaborative project between SLIM’s Alex de Roode, veteran filmmaker Danny Miller and writer Janet Six of UH-Maui CC. SLIM currently seeks financial support to expand Sustainable Living 101 into a feature length documentary that explores sustainability within a Maui Island context.



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