Take a journey into the lives of three sisters affected by food insecurity in a place we think of as a vacation paradise. Through working at a local farm, the sisters learn about growing food as they gain an education and grow as people. MA’O Organic Farms, in the historical marginalized rural community of Wai’anae, O’ahu, is the site of a youth leadership program that has impacted the lives of hundreds of Hawaiian youth. This short documentary is an intimate look at the MA’O program through the stories of sisters Miki, U’ilani and Sheila Arasato.
Directed by Dana Forsberg, Growing People won “Best Documentary” at the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Dana’s work focuses on the empowerment of young women in marginalized communities.
The Pine Manor Community can watch for free using the code emailed by the Gallery Director. Anyone can watch for free with a Kanopy subscription, including free services via the Boston Public Library. Get an electronic card at bpl.org, available to anyone in Massachusetts including students who may be from other places or people who live elsewhere but work in Mass. Questions on how to view? Email the Hess Director, email@example.com or go to bpl.org.
The Dual Mission of the Gallery
To showcase contemporary New England artists and exhibit the work of Pine Manor College students.
Events are free and open to the public.
The Gallery is handicapped-accessible.
400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
On the first floor of the Annenberg Library