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“The Roots of ‘Ulu” Documentary at MACC, Aug. 12

July 13, 2017, 11:51 AM HST · Updated July 13, 11:55 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments
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“The Roots of Ulu” documentary will be shown at the MACC on Aug. 12, 2017. Photo Courtesy

“The Roots of ‘Ulu” is a documentary film that follows the journey of breadfruit in Hawai‘i. The film will be shown at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. There will be a post-film screening panel discussion about the history and future uses of ‘ulu on Maui, facilitated by John Antonelli and Matt Yamashita, co-producers of “The Roots of ‘Ulu.”

The documentary starts with the Polynesian voyaging canoes that brought the plant from Tahiti and continues to the present-day efforts of native practitioners, medical specialists, and agricultural experts who share a vision of the ‘ulu tree playing an important role in cultural preservation, health restoration, and food sustainability.

Also participating in the post-screening discussion will be Mike Opgenorth, director of Kahanu Garden and Preserve.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 14, and are $10 (plus applicable fees).

To purchase tickets call 242-SHOW, click here, or visit the MACC box office.

Click here for a preview of the documentary.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.
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