Land, Power, and Filmmaking in Hawaii: My Firsthand Look at the Filming of 'Aloha'
In October 2013, my husband and our two teenage sons were invited to spend a couple days at Bumpy Kanahele’s village, Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo, to watch the filming of Cameron Crowe’s recently released Aloha. (Pu‘uhonua translates to “place of refuge” in Hawaiian.) My younger son, who wants to be a director, didn’t quite work up the nerve to get a selfie with Emma Stone, but he spoke briefly with Crowe about filmmaking. Read more >