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Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club coming to the West Side in spring 2017

By Staff | Jan 5, 2017

Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club students work on a Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership interview.

NAPILI – The Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club run by the nonprofit Maui Huliau Foundation has been helping students in grades 7-12 from all Maui schools make films about local environmental issues for the past seven years.

These films range from documentaries to music videos and have been selected over 60 times for film festivals around the world.

The semester-long program normally meets after school at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. However, in spring 2017, Maui Huliau Foundation is partnering with Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili to bring the program to West Side communities in a condensed format for one semester only.

“In past years, we have had students on the West Side who cannot participate in our program because it takes place after school in Central Maui,” said Malia Cahill, executive director of Maui Huliau Foundation.

“We are very excited to bring this program to West Side communities in a new condensed format and help more youth learn filmmaking and share their stories.”

Students in grades 7-12 from all West Side schools can apply on their website before Jan. 11 or until all spots are filled.

The program fee is only $75, including snacks, most transportation and a Huliau T-shirt. Need-based scholarships are also available.

The program meets Feb. 18-19 and March 4 and 11. Filming will take place during part of spring break, and editing sessions will be scheduled on weekend days in April.

The program will only be offered in Napili for spring 2017. In fall 2018, new students will again be accepted from all schools for the after-school program at Hawaiian Canoe Club.

Maui Huliau Foundation’s mission is to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth.

Other programs include Huliau Youth Leaders student-led environmental projects, Hui Laulima service learning projects, an annual Haleakala backpacking trip and an alumni-run summer camp.

Through unique, hands-on programs, they seek to educate and empower Maui 12- to 18-year-olds to become stewards of our natural environment.

A full schedule and program application can be found at www.mauihuliaufoundation.org/hefc. Call 757-2100 for more information.