Two talented students — Mauna Burgess and Dariq Murray — from Leeward Community College’s TV Production program helped us tell the story of Kuhiawaho.
Mauna Burgess is from Waiʻanae. He hails from a well-known family of Hawaiian sovereigntists, and this activism influences his videos. Mauna says his goal is to “tell stories that need to be told — the stories of marginalized people” who otherwise donʻt have a voice. He hopes to someday make a contribution to a Hawaiian nation built on aloha, lokahi, and laulima (love, unity and cooperation.) Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is pleased to have published two of his videos, Kuhiawaho and Mālama Loko Ea – Haleʻiwa Fishpond Community Workday.
Dariq Murray was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He enjoys making videos and takes great pride in teaching his love of storytelling to kids, whom he calls “my clique of future film makers.” Rookie of the Year award winner for 2014 from ʻŌlelo Television, Dariq is dedicated to learning and improving and plans to continue his studies at either the University of Hawaiʻi or at the University of California – Los Angeles.
We look forward to many more great things from these two promising young men.