Mauna Burgess is a videographer who is dedicated to telling Hawaiian stories. Born in Waiʻanae, he is currently a student in the TV Pro program at Leeward Community College. 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.
His videos include Mālama Loko Ea – Haleʻiwa Fishpond Community Workday, Ke Ala o Ke Kumu – The Path to the Source, and A Day at the Mala Kupu Ola Community Service at Nānākuli Elementary School.
For info on community workdays, visit Mālama Loko Eaʻs Facebook page.
Credits: Bio video by Rokki Midro, featured photo courtesy of Mālama Loko Ea Haleʻiwa