Maui Mayor’s Office of Innovation & Sustainability presents film series featuring Patagonia Films

Fishpeople (in photo) and Sh*ttropocene (second photo) will be shown today at Noon and 4:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Conference Room in Wailuku

The Maui News

KAHULUI–The County of Maui’s Mayor’s Office of Innovation & Sustainability (OIS) is excited to announce the May Sustainability Film Series, featuring the first films from the Patagonia Films set. These screenings will highlight important issues of “mālama ka kai” (caring for the ocean) and inner peace in partnership with our planet. The films “Fishpeople” and “The Shi*tthropocene” will be shown on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Conference Room, located at 2264 Aupuni Street #1 in Wailuku.

In celebration of the 51st anniversary of Patagonia’s founding, the film series will present movies with meaning that honor this milestone. Patagonia Films, a collective of storytellers dedicated to our planet, continues to produce films that advocate for a sustainable future. Patagonia has recently reaffirmed its commitment to the environment, stating, “If we have any hope of a thriving planet … it is going to take all of us doing what we can with our resources. This is what we can do.” Patagonia has also declared, “Earth is now our only shareholder.”


Fishpeople: This 49-minute film shares the stories of a unique cast of characters who dedicate their lives to our world’s waterways and the opportunities provided by our oceans for careers. The film features inspiring advocates for clean oceans and the importance of caring for our marine environments.

Courtesy photos

The Shi*tthropocene: This thought-provoking film explores the journey from the cellular-level origins of our lack of impulse control to the ways our central nervous systems have been influenced in the name of capitalism. “The Shi*tthropocene” delves into how we can begin to see and save ourselves from our destructive behaviors.

OIS continues to bring educational and entertaining events to the community through its monthly Sustainability Film Series. This series aims to inspire conversations and creative campaigns for sustainability initiatives in Maui Nui, fostering a culture of courageous climate justice centered around community and resilience.

The event is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to register in advance via Eventbrite at sustainmaui.eventbrite.com. There is no cost to attend.


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