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Hawaiian Soul (short film screening) and Panel Discussion with Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor and Lynell DaMate

July 9, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hawaiian Soul Movie Poster - Actor with guitar

Please join us for a short film screening of ʻĀina Paikai’s Hawaiian Soul and panel discussion with Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor and Lynell DaMate.

Synopsis of Hawaiian Soul

Against the backdrop of the 1970s native rights movement, George Helm, a young Hawaiian activist and musician must gain the support of kūpuna (community elders) from the island of Maui to aid in the fight of protecting the precious neighboring island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.

This narrative short-film is based on the true story of Hawaiian hero, George Jarrett Helm Jr.  It is a tribute to the legacy of a leader and artist that used his voice to inspire a revolution of consciousness. 

We hope to honor his message and music.


Additional footage of George Helm will also be shared and a follow-up discussion will take place after the film. Refreshments will be provided.

Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor is a leader of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana helped founded by George Helm and many other leaders and kūpuna from all the islands. They continue to help heal and revive the island of Kahoʻolawe. Her McGregor ʻohana is from Hauʻula, Oʻahu.

Lynell DaMate was born and raised in Kahuku, a graduate of Kahuku High School along with eight siblings. A life long resident of the North Shore. A member of the Ko’olau Waialua Alliance, thereby a representing member for the Shut Down Red Hill Coalition, the Oahu Water Protectors, Vice President of the Sunset Beach Community Association, an active participant of the North Shore Neighborhood Board meetings, a community leader and activist. Also, she worked in both the public and private sectors as a paraprofessional and an educational assistant with the SpEd population in one-to-one services for twenty-five years.

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July 9, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Adults, Teens


Oahu – Kahuku
56-490 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731 United States
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