It's that exciting time of year again for Maui's students as they graduate from high school and begin the next step in the journey of their lives. Some of these talented keiki are part of an extra special event that takes place this time every year: the Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival. These films are a testament to the creativity, hard work and community support surrounding the efforts of our island's students, which should be inspiring to those of you who are thinking about moving your families here and buying a home on Maui.
The film festival is not just a forum for showcasing the efforts of remarkable participating students. It also helps raise money to keep the program alive, while raising awareness about Maui's precious ecosystem. The festival will include a number of short environmental films made by student members of the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club program, ranging between ages 12-18. The club is a non-profit organization, and ticket sales will help to fund its future.
At the end of every school year, the festival showcases the films created by participating students as a celebration for their latest year of hard work in school. The films are created throughout both preceding semesters of the school year. The festival is hosted by students and a number of helpful volunteers.
This year's festival will feature eight short films made by students from ten Maui schools. They include documentaries, music videos and even detective mysteries.
The venue for the event is the 'Iao Theater, located on a beautiful property in Wailuku. It will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 7-9pm. Tickets are a modest $15 for adults and $5 for youth age 18 and under. For more information, visit www.mauihuliaufoundation.org. We hope you are able to attend and support Maui's students. Mahalo!
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