"Homecoming" End-of-Kickstarter Party by Valerie Narte

Last month, I helped Gabby cover the successful Kickstarter after-party for Homecoming: A Film About Pukapuka, which raised over $56,470 to bring a small film crew to document the homecoming of two women who grew up on the small coral atoll in the Pacific.

Lanikai Hilltop Rock House

Nā Mokulua: Moku Nui and Moku Iki

The party was held at the famous Lanikai Hilltop House that was built by the current owner's grandfather in the 1930's. The house was built with the blessing of local Hawaiians at the time on the condition that the house be built without carving into the rocks. The hilltop house is supported by beams stuck from deep between the rocks, and the rooms are literally built around the rocks; one room features huge portions of rock jutting up in the middle of the room. The hilltop house in Lanikai is a pleasant synchronization of human habitation and respect for the land.

Bedroom on the ocean

Applause after a hula performance

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