The community organization Molokai M.O.M. will present a smoothie and a movie Friday night, Nov. 30, at the Kulana ‘Oiwi Halau from 5-8 p.m.
On Facebook, the group, run by Mercy Ritte, is called Molokai Mom on a Mission. They promote community awareness on issues that “harmfully affect our health, environment and way of life.”
In particular, the group has lobbied against the open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, that are grown in the cornfields of Monsanto and Mycogen.
In September, the group held an event at Kulana ‘Oiwi showing the movie “Living Downstream” about chemical contamination. Molokai M.O.M. also organized a protest against Monsanto in September.
On Friday, Molokai M.O.M will be showing “Dirt, The Movie.” It is advertised as a “story with heart and soil.” A light, healthy meal will be offered followed by informational speakers and organic popcorn.
In promoting the movie, the following description is given:
“Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth’s climate. Dirt is the ultimate natural resource for all life on earth. Yet most humans ignore, abuse and destroy our most precious living natural resource.
“The film offers a vision of a sustainable relationship between humans and dirt through profiles of the global visionaries who are determined to repair the damage we’ve done before it’s too late.”
Bring your hali’i for a movie on the lawn. The movie and a smoothie is sponsored by Hawaii Seeds, Molokai Community Service Council and the Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center (QLCC).