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PBS Hawaii to Air Maui­‐made Documentary about Haleakala

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Contact: Emily Bodfish
Email: ebodfish@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1169


HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawaii will air Maui-made documentary The Quietest Place on Earth by Emmy Award-winning Maui filmmaker Dr. Tom Vendetti on May 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm.


Following research by environmental sound and recording engineer Gordon Hempton, which found the crater of the Haleakala volcano on Maui Island to be the quietest place on earth, filmmaker Dr. Tom Vendetti and co-producers Robert C. Stone and Rick Chatenever filmed The Quietest Place on Earth to introduce Haleakala as Maui’s geological and spiritual birthplace to a world audience.


The Quietest Place on Earth tells the story of Haleakala from the perspective of local Hawaiian cultural practitioners, artists, scientists, authors, musicians, cowboys and spiritual leaders. The film brings the “character” of Haleakala to the forefront, working to dispel misconceptions and convey a deep awareness of core beliefs in Hawaiian culture.


Cultural specialist Clifford Nae’ole and musical artist Keola Beamer introduce Haleakala’s preeminent place in Hawaiian mythology, in the day-to-day lives of Hawaiians throughout history, and how today, the crater’s silence offers an alternative to the frenzy of modern life.


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