Mālamalama Maui Project

film & media

One of the ways we can navigate the change occurring in our community is to use the arts of film & media to document and share what is happening in our community over time. We can focus the spotlight on the individuals or organizations creating solutions on Maui and empower them to continue their work. The Mālamalama Maui project supports local media artists of all ages and levels of experience (from professional to recreational) with creating and showcasing film & media that illuminates our way through Maui's agricultural land transition. This website serves as a collection of information available to the community in various media formats including online videos, podcasts, public documents and news articles.

Fields of Change is a short-form video created in the spring of 2016 by the students of the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club.  It serves as an introduction to the agricultural transition on Maui and developing solutions within the community.

In the spring of 2017, Huliau students created Growing Farmers, a follow-up film showcasing the Hawaii Farmers Union United's Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) program.  Both of these locally-sourced films illuminate proactive solutions for our community at this time and were created by youth growing up on Maui.

This ambitious documentary film created by three first-year Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club students, explores the possible uses for the HC&S sugarcane lands and consults experts in the community about what the end of the sugarcane era could mean for Maui. This film was created by three 9th grade students in the spring 2016 class of the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club.

This film was made by Maui students ages 12-18 in our Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club during the 2016-17 school year. In partnership with the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United's Farm Apprentice Mentoring program and the Mālamalama Maui project, this documentary explores the need to grow new local farmers in Maui's post-sugarcane era and looks at some of the regenerative agriculture projects already underway on former sugarcane lands.


Maui Huliau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2010 to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui's youth through community based educational experiences.

hawaii farmers union united

Hawai‘i Farmers Union United is a grassroots, producer-driven organization that believes strong family agriculture is the basis for thriving rural communities. Those communities, in turn, are vital to the health and economic well-being of the entire U.S. economy.