1. Puhipau, Producer

    Puhipau is a founder of the independent production company Na Maka o ka ʻAina (“the eyes of the land”), which he founded in 1982 with Joan Lander. They have specialized in films focused on the land and people of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, and have produced programming on culture, history, language, the environment, and the politics of self-determination.

    Their documentaries have screened at festivals from Berlin to Japan, capturing recognition from the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival, Dreamspeakers, Aotearoa Film Festival, Earthvision, Two Rivers Native Film Festival, Native American Film and Video Festival, National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival, Columbus International Film Festival, Berkeley Video & Film Festival, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

  2. Joan Lander, Producer

    Joan Lander has run the independent production company Na Maka o ka ʻAina (“the eyes of the land”) since 1982 with Puhipau. The filmmaking team has focused on the land and people of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific and produced programming on culture, history, language, the environment, and the politics of self-determination.

    Their documentaries have screened at festivals from Berlin to Japan, capturing recognition from the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival, Dreamspeakers, Aotearoa Film Festival, Earthvision, Two Rivers Native Film Festival, Native American Film and Video Festival, National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival, Columbus International Film Festival, Berkeley Video & Film Festival, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.