This year, MAMo honors Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (The Eyes of the Land). Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina is an independent video production team that focuses on the land and the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Documenting traditional and contemporary Hawaiian culture, politics, history, language and the environment, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina is committed to giving voice to the movement toward recognition of Hawaiian independence.
Since 1982, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina has aired over 80 programs on Hawai‘i Public Television, the Public Broadcasting Service, Deep Dish satellite network, Free Speech TV, and Hawai‘i’s commercial stations, in addition to producing regular programming for Hawai‘i’s public access cable channels. Their work has also been seen on television in Australia, Maori TV in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Denmark, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada, Japan and Okinawa.
Puhipau and Joan Lander’s lifes’ work has been to raise the cultural and political consciousness in both the Native Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian communities alike.
7th Annual MAMo Award
Presentation & Reception
Honoring Nā Maka O Ka ‘Āina
Kumu Kahua Theatre – Honolulu, O‘ahu • 6:00 p.m.