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‘Ike (eekay) is an adventure documentary film that looks to highlight the importance of native culture in modern research.
61 backers pledged $6,388 to help bring this project to life.

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Progress

After only 7 days we are proud to announce that through your contributions we have raised over 80% of our projected goal. Thank you so much for your continued support.

In support of the #wisdomtowhisper campaign, John Hook has pledged to donate a print of one of his photos to all Kickstarter backers that pledge $100 or more to the project. View more of John’s work on the aloha sunday blog.

Synopsis

"IKE: wisdom to whisper" is a 25-minute adventure documentary that speaks to the complexities of science research in local communities. Shot in Tahiti, this film will interview a diverse cast of both western and indigenous researchers. This film will include commentary of global leaders in ocean conservation and traditional knowledge. A major goal of this film is to illustrate the importance of tradition while searching for innovation.

This film will be publicly released on tomorrowancestor.com and entered into the 2nd annual SYRCL's Wildlife and Scenic Environmental Film festival, 11th annual Indigenous World Film Festival, 16th annual Imagine Native Film Festival, 8th annual Imagine Science Film Festival and more during the 2014-2015 festival circuit.

Trailer music adapted from: "Unfoldment, Revealment, Evolution, Exposition, Integration, Arson" by Chris Zabriskie freemusicarchive.com

Background

There are over 266 field research stations around the world. Many of these stations rely on Marine Protected Areas also known as MPAs. On Mo'orea, most of the MPAs are found in areas that are currently and/or previously significant to native people. Much of the research resulting from field data collection fails to integrate indigenous perspectives into project development. Some organizations such as the 'Atitia Center have implemented outreach programs to involve the community into field station activities. Although these programs have proven quite useful to many, there still remains a significant gap between the research being done in the field and its support from indigenous populations.

The Pacific climate event known as El Nino will attract several world-renowned researchers to Mo'orea this June. A traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe will also be in Tahiti during the same time as it will be the first stop on their global voyage for sustainability. The film's cast will be filled with PhD students, coral researchers, and traditional practitioners.

Creators

Kahana Kalama is the co-founder and creative director for Aloha Sunday  Supply Company. His ability to integrate Hawaiian traditions into modern design has helped Aloha Sunday gain wide-spread attention. Born and raised on the shores of east Oahu, Kahana now lives steps away from Aloha Sunday's North Park location. Having starred, directed and produced several film projects himself ( https://vimeo.com/50579661, https://vimeo.com/5583882, https://vimeo.com/22754633), Kahana will also serve as the creative director for this project.

Clifford Kapono is a graduate student at the University of California San Diego. His involvement in both science research and community service has helped him identify the importance of communication. Digital media has become his medium of choice when sharing interesting stories from around the world.

How to Help

1) Funding supported by backers would only be charged at the end of the campaign if total requested funds are raised. These funds would contribute towards travel and lodging in Tahiti during filming. Polynesian Voyaging Society can offer site transportation once in Tahiti and Mo‘orea. Miscellaneous fees will include money conversion expenses as well as phone card and internet fees. Production fees including equipment rental, filming and post-production costs are not factored into this budget as all production resources have been have acquired.

2) Sharing this campaign online is another opportunity to support this film. By promoting this film, you will be able to help illustrate the importance of data collection, community involvement, and local people in science research.

Perks

In addition to a great film, we want to offer our backers with really cool stuff. By collaborating with the creatives at Aloha Sunday and Raynor Surfboards, backers will be provided with quality rewards to show our gratitude. Designers will be working hard to integrate the film's theme into rewards.

Mug

T-shirt

On-location Tahitian Post Cards

 Film-Themed Surfboard

Risks and challenges

As with creating any film, there is always the potential for delays in production. We plan on releasing this film no later than Fall 2014. Script development, story-boarding, a specific shot list and strict timelines have been implemented prior to the release of this campaign. Although certain film festivals have been targeted for film submission, it is possible that the film may not be accepted. To overcome this, tomorrowancestor.com will serve as a reliable medium to share this film online. If funded, this film also qualifies for the Kickstarter film festival.

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    Thank you very much! Every contribution helps toward making this film. We will keep you up to date of the projects process through kickstarter.com. You will also be apart of a private online screening of the film before its full public release.

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    COPY OF FILM- You will receive a digital copy of the film prior to its first film festival screening in addition to being constantly updated on the films progress.

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    In addition to everything mentioned above, you will also receive an Aloha Sunday x IKE film drinking mug as seen in the description.

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    SUNDAY PACKAGE- In addition to everything mentioned above, you will also receive a film-inspired Aloha Sunday shop t-shirt. Sunday Package backers will also receive a personal thank you from the creators via email.

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    MAHALO PACKAGE- In addition to everything mentioned above, you will also receive 2 personalized Aloha Sunday postcards with images shot during filming in Tahiti. An authentic Tahitian post card will also be sent to you by the crew of the film. Mahalo package backers also receive a "Film Supporter" credit at the end of the film.

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    MAHALO PLENTY PACKAGE- In addition to everything mentioned above, you or your organization will be listed as a producer in the credits at the end of the film. You or your organization will also be highlighted on the tomorrowancestor.com website. Mahalo plenty package backers will also receive a personal thank you letter, and a signed poster of the film from the cast and crew.

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    ALOHA PACKAGE- In addition to everything mentioned above, you or your organization will be listed as an executive producer in the introduction and closing credits. Aloha Package backers will also have the choice of either receiving a film-inspired customized surfboard or 2 attendance tickets to a film festival screening of their choice in the 2014-2015 season.

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