Seeds of Hope Premiere at HIFF (O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island)

Approximately 600 people attended the Seeds of Hope premiere screenings on O‘ahu as part of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) on October 13th and 19th, 2012, and an additional 200 hundred at the Hawai‘i Island HIFF premiere on October 28th. The film was nominated for the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Feature Length Documentary and generated great interest among its audiences for continued dialogue and action around the issues raised by the film.

Media Coverage

Seeds of Hope in “The Green Leaf” of the Honolulu Advertiser, by Nina Wu

Seeds of Hope in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Audience Exit Survey from Hilo

Although not formally part of HRDC’s film forum series, we conducted a participant exit survey at the Hilo premiere and below are the results.





Deepening the dialogue about the issues facing Hawai‘i’s rural communities.

Engaging diverse stakeholders in the conversation about the future of our rural lands.

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