Makana o ke Mele (Gift of Song)
IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Access Pitch 2021 Honorable Mention
Makana o ke Mele (Gift of Song) transports audiences into a memory of Native Hawaiian conservationist Mili Browning, who was exposed to nature through an innovative Hawaiian outreach program, ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina. On the Big Island of Hawaii, she remembers learning the songs of Hawaiian birds at Hakalau Forest, a wildlife refuge on Mauna Kea volcano.
Director of Photography: Anne Misawa