No jobs. Sky-high rents. Tent cities of the homeless. Cultural appropriation. Native people forced out of their own lands. Unfortunately, these descriptions apply to Hawai’i. The Central Pacific archipelago is a beautiful place, caught in the crossfire of international interests. Aloha Dying is a documentary that sheds light on the dark side of the Aloha “State.” It is available below for free. This decision is based off of a simple reason: Hawai’i’s plight must be known. Journalism is hard work, however, and this documentary took months to make. If Aloha Dying resonates with you, please purchase it digitally via Amazon, or make a donation. If you would like to know more about Hawai’i’s legal status as a state, you can go to hawaiiankingdom.net or watch Dr. Keanu Sai’s lecture. If you would like to keep up to date with Leon Siu, the minister of foreign affairs for the Kingdom of Hawai’i, you can go here.
“Very impressed. Good piece of journalism… [does] an especially good job of concisely explaining the legalities of the sovereignty/independence issue.” -David Shapiro, former managing editor of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser