Thursday Night at the Center: “The Roots of ‘Ulu” & “The New Environmentalists” Film Screenings

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
Free, although donations are greatly appreciated!

=_windows-1252_B_SU1HXzAzNTKWQ0“The Roots of ‘Ulu” & “The New Environmentalists” Film Screenings at Volcano Art Center

Filmmaker John Antonelli of the Mill Valley Film Group will screen “The Roots of ‘Ulu” and an episode of “The New Environmentalists” on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

“The Roots of ‘Ulu” will transport the viewer from Kaha‘i and his mythical journey delivering ‘ulu (the Hawaiian word for breadfruit), from Tahiti to Hawai‘i, up through the present day efforts of native practitioners and agriculture experts who have a vision of the ‘ulu tree playing a vital role in cultural preservation and food sustainability for Hawai‘i’s future. “The Roots of ‘Ulu” won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival in 2015 and was the Best Film – Island Culture at the Waimea Film Festival.

NewEnvironmentalistsRobert Redford narrates “The New Environmentalists”, the multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS series featuring inspiring portraits of passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities.

A lively Q&A session and discussion with Antonelli follows the screenings. This presentation is free; however, donations are always welcome! To see the trailer for “The Roots of ‘Ulu” and “The New Environmentalists”, and for information on all of Antonelli’s films, visit

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.



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