Last June, we introduced you to one of our volunteers, Peter Kowen (read the post here). We are sad to announce that yesterday was Peter’s last day at ‘Ulu‘ulu. During his time here, Peter has worked diligently on the CLEAR (Center for Labor Education & Research) collection – inventorying boxes and boxes of video, film and other AV materials related to Hawai‘i’s labor history. While processing this collection, he actually came across raw video footage of an interview with his grandfather that was used as part of the 1996 documentary, 1946: The Great Hawai‘i Sugar Strike (to view the full-length streaming video, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/uhwo/clear/home/e-library.html).
Peter says he has “learned a lot about media in Hawai‘i” while working at ‘Ulu‘ulu. He will continue to pursue his profound passion for film at American University in Washington D.C. this fall where he will begin his graduate studies.
We greatly value the work you’ve done Peter and wish you all the best in your future (film) endeavors!
Mahalo and aloha,
The ‘Ulu‘ulu Staff