Poem of Peace - Maluhia O Mele
Maluhia O Mele -- Poem of Peace -- Poème de la Paix. 12-year old Kamahele and his hanai grandfather E`ala visit the Blessing Ceremony of Sacred Falls International Meditation Center, Wat Lao Buddha Sacksith, in Hau`ula, O`ahu. They are blessed by the Amazonian Shaman Biraci Brasil and the Venerable Master Panekhao Nyanadharo Maha Thero. This short film follows and demonstrates the path of healing and finding peace, hope and wellness, despite the many challenges in our lives.
Viewing Maluhia O Mele
Poem of Peace - Maluhia O Mele is currently only available for private viewing. The film is a narrative tangent to the indie feature film House of the Shark which is in production on the island of O`ahu, Hawai`i.
Maluhia O Mele History
This short film-poem follows the path of finding peace, hope and wellness, despite the many challenges we all face.
The film forms a fusion of several ceremonial, genre and narrative strands. The really real and narrative fiction blend. The Venerable Master Panekhao asked the filmmaker to deliver a short film based on attending the Interfaith Prayer for World Peace in Honolulu, and the opening the following day of a Laotian Buddhist temple in a Ko`olau valley on the Windward side of the island, where the filmmaker's family is from. The filmmakers had six weeks to complete a draft of the film for a screening at the 2016 International Maritime Festival in Brest, France. Thus the theme of finding peace and making connections across oceans.
With: Kamahele, Tiare Thomas, E`ala Stevens-Britos, Biraci Brasil, Venerable Master Panekhao Nyanadharo Maha Thero, Garrett Littman, Lissa Kolo, Kiki Kahananui, Kekai Abreu, Lancelot Haili Lincoln, Kamana`opono Agres, Celeste Mosqueda...