(Hawaii News Now) - You are invited to join Waikiki Health and talented, young Director Matthew Nagato for a free screening of his first feature-length documentary film Ola (Hawaiian for "life, well-being"). Nagato's film is about community health, hope and healing. Waikiki Health felt compelled to share this film with the entire community.
Ola explores social factors that affect health, such as education, poverty, housing, nutrition, employment and environment. It highlights community leaders, educators and other inspirational individuals from across the Hawaiian Islands and their innovative solutions to strengthen communities and improve health. Ola is a reflection of Director Matthew's own past. Born and raised in rural Waimânalo on the island of O'ahu, Matthew spent many years dreaming of ways to escape small town hardship, only to realize that his quest for life meaning brought him back to those same roots. Ola honors Hawaiian heritage and demonstrates that the path to a healthy, sustainable future for Hawai'i can be found in its oldest, most cherished values.
Screening is TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013, 6:30PM, at the Dr. Richard T. Mamiya theatre on the St. Louis School / Chaminade University campus. A Q&A session with Director Matthew Nagato will follow the screening. Space is limited, so please RSVP by Monday, July 8, 2013 to Marina Delmar at email@example.com or by calling (808) 791-9353.