Kokua Documentary

Documentaries 44 mins 2004
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The documentary, which follows Jack through a day on the famed "Seven-Mile Miracle" of surfing carries a strong environmental message.

Jack Johnson, Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Willie K

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Synopsis 'Kokua' is an EMMY award surf-lifestyle documentary featuring Jack Johnson's sell out Kokua Festival in January 2004. The Kokua (the Hawaiian word for 'help') concert was Johnson's way of raising money to heighten awareness about Hawaii's threatened island environment. The funds were donated for grade-school education that teaches sustainable earth friendly practices. The concert featured an all-star lineup of DJ Logic, Makana, Willie K, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Michael Franti and Spearhead.

For Jack, who grew up surfing the beautiful powerful waves of Oahu's North Shore, the Kokua Festival was a way to have fun while giving back to his island home. The documentary follows Jack through a day on the famed 'Seven Mile Miracle' of surfing including a sequence of Jack and his friend Kelly Slater surfing second-reef Pipeline. Jack returns to his old elementary school, Sunset Elementary across from Pipeline, to sing his new 3-R song he wrote for the kids, 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.'

All profits from this documentary are donated to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

Produced by Opper Films, Fuel TV and Brushfire Records.
Athletes Jack Johnson, Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Willie K, Michael Franti, Spearhead, Makana, John Cruz, DJ Logic, Na Lei Nani o Waialua, Kelly Slater, Margaret Ka'ula Chun (Auntie), Richard Barrett, Bryce Specher, Makana, Michael Franti
Genres Surfing Documentaries, Environmental Message, Music
Director Ira Opper
Writer Steve Barilotti
Studio Opper Sports Productions
Rating not rated
Runtime 44 mins
Language English | Stereo
Captions English, English
Download SD | 640x352 (525.24 MB)
Stream SD | 848x480