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“Noho Hewa” Review by DGR News

Deep Green Resistance News Service has a good review of Anne Keala Kelly’s film “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i” that ends with this conclusion:

The Hawai’i that exists in our imagination is not the real Hawai’i. The real Hawai’i is a land that is under cultural, psychological, economic, ecological, and military siege. It is a land where sacred places are desecrated every day to humiliate Hawaiian people and prop up a colonial culture. It is one of the most militarized places in the world. It has the highest concentration of GMOs anywhere in the world. It has more endangered species per square mile than anywhere else in the world.

As Trask says in the film, “This is not our natural environment anymore. This is a tourist environment. This is a military environment.”

There is nothing about this that is inevitable. As the existence of this film shows, and as the voices within it make clear, the wrongful occupation of Hawai’i is not something that has to be taken for granted. It is something that can and will be resisted, and it is something that can and will be won. And this powerful film is an important step in making it happen.

Read the whole thing and learn more about the film at

2 comments to “Noho Hewa” Review by DGR News

  • Ken Ng

    “Noho Hewa” is a must see, a must be owned, must be shared document of the occupation of our Nation. Keala has defined the history, the movement, and the need for Hawaiians to reclaim their land, culture, history and future. “Noho Hewa” is a powerful indictment of the mendacity of the US and its sycophants who perpetuate this settler colonialism on a free and independent peoples. Au’e.

  • 4myohana

    aloha… educate and up date… a must see movie****… 8-10-2012 Hawaiian Kingdom filed a Protest and Demand… it was accepted by the United Nations… help stop this prolong occupation… “Noho Hewa” should be shown in all the schools

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