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A Tribute to George Helm

September 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 2nd @ 7:00pm
doors open at 6:30pm

The Hilo Palace Theater in partnership with the Made In Hawai’i Film Festival are proud to presentbuy tickets now logo

A Tribute to George Helm

A specKainaniial screening event featuring the short film HAWAIIAN SOUL
accompanied by the archival documentary Kaho`olawe Aloha `Aina – George Helm

with musical guest Kainani Kahaunaele

Filmmakers in attendance

Hawaiian Soul main promo image with title


Drama | 20 min

Against the backdrop of the 1970s native rights movement, George Helm, a young Hawaiian activist and musician must gain the support of kūpuna (community elders) from Maui to aid in the fight of protecting the precious neighboring island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.

Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai in attendance to present the film 

Kaho`olawe Aloha `Aina – George Helm
Archival Documentary | 26 min

Produced in 1977 by the Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana, this program features scenes from the last years of the life of George Jarrett Helm, Jr. as he worked tirelessly to stop the U.S. military bombing of Kaho‘olawe and inspire others to take up the cause of Aloha ‘Āina (love and protection of the land).
Video of George’s classroom presentations, musical performances, speeches and interactions with government are supplemented with news stories and location shots of the first landing and early occupations of Kaho‘olawe.

Producer Joan Lander in attendance.


September 2, 2021
7:00 pm
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