Scaling Up: Hawai‘i's Food Future
2022 | 27 mins | English
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local farmers, entrepreneurs, elected officials and other stakeholders share their vision for growing Hawai‘iʻs agricultural sector with the aim of increasing the state’s food supply and diversifying the economy.
Scaling Up: Hawai‘i's Food Future captures a crucial juncture in Hawai‘i’s future in the movement for a paradigm shift to sustainable agriculture.
This short documentary was commissioned by
ThinkTech Hawai‘i and funded by the Cooke Foundation.
PBS Hawai‘i is streaming the film on its YouTube page from May 19, 2022 through June 2, 2022.
ThinkTech Hawai‘i did an interview with director Kimberlee Bassford before the film's world premiere.
Watch it here.
Below is a list of known screenings of the film.
Maui Film Festival, Online, July 3-30, 2023
PBS Hawai‘i, rebroadcast, 2023
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA, February 17-18, 2023
United Nations Day, Church of the Crossroads of Honolulu, co-sponsored by United Nations University Regional Center of Expertise (UNU-RCE) Education for Sustainable Development, Hawai‘i Institute for Human Rights and United Nations Association - USA Honolulu, Hawai‘i, October 24, 2022
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, September 8, 2022
PBS Hawai‘i, broadcast premiere, May 19, 2022
Hawai‘i International Film Festival, World premiere online during the festival, April 15-24, 2022
Carol Mon Lee
Director of Photography
J. Maki‘ilei Ishihara
Motion Graphics Artist
Audio Post Production
Jason Brand, Kō Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum
Dylan Butterbaugh, Mānoa Chocolate Hawai‘i
Tamara Butterbaugh, Mānoa Chocolate Hawai‘i
Nicholas Comerford, University of Hawaii College for Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources
Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Hawai‘i State Senate
Keali‘i Figueroa, Leilehua High School
Jackie Freitas, Leilehua High School
Brendon Lau, Mari's Gardens
Todd Low, Hawai‘i State Department of Agriculture
Michael Roberts, University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization
Glenn Wakai, Hawai‘i State Senate
Denise Yamaguchi, Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation
Archival Courtesy Of
Donovan M. Dela Cruz
Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation
Hawai‘i State Archives
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
Island of Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau (IHVB)
Kō Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum
Mānoa Chocolate Hawai‘i
Courtesy of Jeff Peterson
Scaling Up: Hawai‘i’s Food Future is a co-production of ThinkTech Hawai‘i and Making Waves Films LLC, with partial funding provided by Cooke Foundation, Limited.
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