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  • The Earth Day Film Fest
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara Film Festival
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival
  • DOXA
  • Marth’s Vineyard Film Festival
  • PIPA
  • Portland Eco Film Festival
  • Surf Film Fest Berlin
  • London Surf / Film Festival
  • Action! International Film Festival
  • Surf at Lisbon
  • One Earth
  • Salt Spring

Island Earth A Film by Cyrus Sutton

Island Earth has toured Hawaii, Australia, and the West Coast of the United States with screenings to packed audiences. People just like you have also been hosting their own screenings and watched the film with their friends and communities. Island Earth is now available for purchase on iTunes and Vimeo.

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Island Earth is a rich tale of a young indigenous scientist's struggle for truth between science and tradition as he enters an industry that many feel is threatening his homeland. His complex journey through the corn fields of GMO companies to the loi patches of traditional Hawaiian elders reveals modern truths and ancient values that can save our future.

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(2016) Dir. Cyrus Sutton
Documentary 63min.

Subjects: Environment, Sustainability, Permaculture, Hawaii

Featuring: Cliff Kapono, Geoff Lawton, Malia Chun, Peter Vitousek, Dustin Barca, Dennis Gonsalves, Ashley Lukens, Nathanael Johnson, Claire Kremen, Joel Borne Jr., Tyrone Hayes, Dash Kuhr, Rebekah Kuby and Kamuela Enos

Executive Producer: Daniel Katz

Producers: Annabel Pirrie, Daniel Perlaky, Gabriela Aoun

Associate Producer: Charles Post

“I don’t have a scientific issue with GMOs. But now the movement is about selling more chemicals, not selling less. It’s not about feeding the world, it’s about making a handful of people even richer than they are right now.”

- Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


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