Growing People


A documentary by Dana Forsberg

Three sisters Miki, U’ilani, and Sheila Arasato – are empowered as they reconnect to their heritage through their work at MA`O Organic Farms in the community of Wai`anae in O`ahu, Hawai`i. Its groundbreaking youth leadership program combines a revival of pre-colonial Hawaiian food practices with a path to a college degree. MA`O offers all three a way to escape from stereotypes of underachievement and crime into an environmentally and socially sustainable future for their family and community.

Produced as part of the Social Documentation M.A. Program at UC Santa Cruz