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Paddle Home: Maui's Paddle Out Ceremony

Directed by:

Jonathan Petramala

2023

20 minutes

SCREENING

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ABOUT THE FILM

One month after a devastating wildfire tore through Lahaina, Maui, this emotional documentary follows the paddle out ceremony honoring lives lost. We interview heartbroken victims who lost everything in the blaze and controversially still can't access their property. While rebuilding continues, the community comes together for this moving Hawaiian ceremony to say goodbye to loved ones and pay tribute to the island's resilience. As we return from the ceremony by boat, a massive pod of dolphins begins swimming alongside us. According to Hawaiian beliefs, dolphins escort the souls of the recently departed to the afterlife. This stirring scene provides comfort and hope for Maui's future. Experience the moving stories, stunning visuals, and spiritual connection to nature in this documentary about the road to recovery after tragedy.

Paddle Home: Maui's Paddle Out Ceremony

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CREDITS

Jonathan Petramala

Director

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