Kohala Voices: Youth Documentary Film Program

Launched: January 2024

Kohala Voices: Youth Documentary Film Program captures and shares the diverse experiences and perspectives of Kohala kūpuna. The program creates a video archive that reflects the shared history, cultural richness, and collective wisdom of Kohala's past and present inhabitants. Up to 10 elementary through high school school students will learn oral history methodology and filmmaking to capture kūpuna stories on video. The program partners with Kohala Unupa‘a, a youth program that exposes students to cultural, historical and environmental resources in Kohala. 

The project preserves cultural heritage, explores narratives and identity, fosters connections, provides historical context, engages with ethical considerations, enables interdisciplinary learning, promotes cultural interpretation, emphasizes narrative expression, encourages reflective learning, and facilitates community engagement.

Contact us for more information or to nominate a kupuna to be interviewed for the program.

Johnelle "Amoo" Kainoa: