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Hawai’i - eruption's aftermath by David Bacon, 5/30/18


Photo Credit: David Bacon

Every day I look at the photos and videos of the lava overwhelming people's homes in Puna, on Hawai'i's Big Island. I've stayed in the home of a friend there, which is now undoubtedly covered with molten rock. My heart goes out to everyone who's lost a home, and to those who've known this beautiful place.

Like many, I've thought also about what Leilani Estates will look like years from now. The landscape of congealed lava, after an eruption, is desolate and surreal, but in its way, also strangely beautiful. I post these photos of two places where I've taken photographs to show this, to honor those who now will have to deal with what's happened.

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I've been very happy that viewers are taking away not only a lot of the funny parts about the road trip between my older brother and I in the film but there's also definitely a poignancy especially in the latter half of the film so I think people should expect to not only have a good time but also experience a really nice redemptive story, and many people— I’ve just been so overwhelmed and humbled— that are getting quite emotional especially when I'm bringing my father's urn to Molise. I don't want to spoil anything but I think also that it's kind of a good distraction in these unique times happening right now and I guess kind of a good popcorn movie in a way. People can view the film next week it will be up on Amazon. You can find us at where we just posted the trailer, which we want everybody to go see, and you can read all about the movie and get more information.

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