In this short documentary, Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Matt Yamashita, injects himself into a story about the impacts of Covid-19 on his community and his personal life.
When Covid-19 hits, Matt's thriving film career and his income is put on hold. Without work, he focuses his camera on his community and himself to document the unique impacts of the pandemic on a remote Hawaiian Island. When food and money starts running out, Matt turns to his skill as a fisherman to feed his family and his community. Other Molokai residents and non-profits also turn inward and toward each other to find answers to unprecedented challenges. The pandemic is a turbulent time for everyone, but it also becomes an opportunity to strengthen relationships, regain inner peace, and reconnect with nature and community.
This short film is being produced in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications.