Abundant Land

Abundant Land

Monday and Tuesday, November 20 & 21 at 7PM
Not Rated, 62 Minutes, Documentary
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.

Starring: Malia Akutagawa, Walter Ritte, Mercy Ritte
Directed by: Natasha Florentino

ABUNDANT LAND is a documentary about a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Agrochemical biotech corporations, including Monsanto and Mycogen Seeds, are depleting Moloka’i’s topsoil and fresh water while contributing to dust storms that spread pesticides into the ocean and surrounding communities. ABUNDANT LAND also offers a historical look at the intrusion and political underpinnings of chemical-intensive farming in Hawai’i while portraying the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and farming self-sufficiency.