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The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

     by Anne Keala Kelly It’s a twofer. With a Thanksgiving holiday release of “Moana,” Disney’s Polynesian cartoon extravaganza can simultaneously expand its lucrative enterprise of exploiting marginalized, indigenous peoples (Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Frozen) while perpetuating American amnesia. A note about Thanksgiving: Early feasts of giving thanks celebrated some notable atrocities committed against … Continue reading The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of “Moana”

Fundraiser to support indigenous Hawaiian media

Several times on this blog we’ve featured the work of Native Hawaiian journalist and filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly, including interviews for Resistance Radio (audio) and for the DGR News Service. Kelly is a strong voice for a radical approach to Hawaiian reclamation of their culture, bringing forth core issues of occupation, cultural appropriation, and sovereignty. … Continue reading Fundraiser to support indigenous Hawaiian media

“Noho Hewa” on Vimeo as fundraiser to protect Mauna Kea

We’ve reported in the past on efforts to block construction of the massive Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, due to environmental and cultural concerns. Unfortunately, construction has begun, but with it, so have protests on Mauna Kea and around the world in solidarity. Anne Keala Kelly, Hawaiian filmmaker, journalist, and activist, has worked for … Continue reading “Noho Hewa” on Vimeo as fundraiser to protect Mauna Kea

Documentary to protect Mauna Kea: “Why the Mountain”

Mauna Kea is under threat by planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Though Hawaiians and non-Hawaiian allies successfully disrupted the TMT groundbreaking ceremony, the fight isn’t over yet. The award-winning Hawaiian filmmakers Anne Keala Kelly and Mary Alice Kaʻiulani Milham are teaming up to create a documentary in protection of Mauna Kea. They are … Continue reading Documentary to protect Mauna Kea: “Why the Mountain”

Interview with Anne Keala Kelly on the appropriation of Hawaiian culture

Owen Lloyd of the Deep Green Resistance News Service recently interviewed Hawaiian activist and filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly on traditional practices such as the lū‘au, hula, and giving of lei. They explore how the dominant colonizer culture has appropriated and corrupted those traditions, in part to sell a tourism industry, and as part of the … Continue reading Interview with Anne Keala Kelly on the appropriation of Hawaiian culture

Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Recently,‭ ‬the school where my wife works decided to host‭ “‬luau‭” ‬events throughout the state I live.‭ ‬When she contacted the school to tell them the events were cultural appropriation and racist,‭ ‬they quickly responded by transforming the event into a beach party.‭ ‬Calling out racism … Continue reading Consuming Hawaiʻi: Anne Keala Kelly on the Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture

Earth at Risk 2014: The Proper Diagnosis

The proper cure requires the proper diagnosis.

On November 22 and 23, the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute offered the proper diagnosis for the ecological crises we all face to over 700 attendees at Earth at Risk 2014. Focusing on environmental and social justice, the conference brought together seemingly disparate voices to weave together diverse perspectives to offer a comprehensive response to global destruction. ... Continue reading →

Anne Keala Kelly at Earth at Risk, San Francisco

Anne Keala Kelly, a Hawaiian journalist, filmmaker, and activist, will speak at this year’s Earth at Risk. The event spans the weekend of November 22 and 23, with two full days of panels and speakers discussing environmental defense, social justice, and grassroots activism. Kelly will join such notables as Vandana Shiva, Alice Walker, Chris Hedges, … Continue reading Anne Keala Kelly at Earth at Risk, San Francisco

Native Hawaiian Anne Keala Kelly on Resistance Radio

For the August 3rd episode of Resistance Radio, Derrick Jensen interviewed Anne Keala Kelly, a native Hawaiian filmmaker, journalist, and activist focused on the modern Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Her documentary Noho Hewa, on the illegal occupation of the nation of Hawai’i by the United States, has been screened around the world and is widely taught … Continue reading Native Hawaiian Anne Keala Kelly on Resistance Radio

Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service What does it mean for a land to be under occupation? For most of us, the surest indication of an occupation is the most sensational: a strong military presence, working to intimidate and silence any and all resistance.  Along with this, we would expect to see … Continue reading Film Review: Noho Hewa (The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i)