A new documentary produced by Kauai attorney Teresa Tico, FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA tells the story of Native Hawaiians on the island of Molokai who are using traditional conservation methods to restore fisheries in the waters of their island.

Featuring life long fisherman Kelson ‘Mac’ Poepoe, and directed by award winning helmer Mary Lambert, FISHING PONO’s graphic images of the commercial exploitation of Pacific fisheries leaves no room for doubt that current practices are unsustainable and will leave nothing for future generations.

Mr. Poepoe’s fishing conservation program on Molokai, based on historical practices, is an inspiring story of how one community turned the tide on a seemingly doomed resource.  

Also featured in the film are traditional fishermen from Haena, Kauai, who are working to establish a Community based Subsistence Fishing District.  

The film will be screened at the following Hawaii International Film Festival venues:

  • October 17, 2013, 6 PM, Dole Cannery, Honolulu
  • October 22, 2013, 11 AM, Dole Cannery, Honolulu
  • October 24, 2013, 7:30 PM, Palace Theater, Hilo
  • October 25, 2013, 5:15 PM, Waimea Theater, Kauai

FISHING PONO is doubled billed with the new feature documentary,  “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”

For further information and tickets, call the Hawaii International Film Festival at (808) 792-1577 or email info@hiff.org

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