Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

An intimate portrait of Native Hawaiian activist George Terry Kanalu Young told through the stories of those who knew and loved him. Slated for PBS in 2017, directed by Marlene Booth.

15 year old Kanalu Young takes a deep water dive into four feet of ocean, breaks his neck and becomes a quadriplegic, forever altering the course of his life. He eventually immerses himself in Hawaiian language, culture and history and becomes a powerful leader and activist. He learns to study and teach Hawaiian history from a Pacific Islander perspective and becomes a fiery advocate for his people. 

 

 

Date: 2016
Client: MARLENE BOOTH
Title: KŪ KANAKA: STAND TALL