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Teachers Craving Content: An Unexpected Audience

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A few years ago I wrapped up an independent film project about environment and culture in Hawai’i, called Toward Living Pono.”  It met with warm festival response and the Facebook and YouTube clips were getting a lot of hits, but it was not picked up for national 
public television distribution as I had hoped. I had a lot of fun producing it, but it seemed that “TLP” was going to have a pretty short 

Then something totally unexpected happened. I began getting emails 
from teachers. Grade school teachers, high school teachers, and college 
teachers both in Hawai’i and on the Mainland, and even from other countries.
 They all had one thing in common: they were desperate for content to use in 
their classrooms, and they wanted to use my film. Here are some of the
 messages I received:

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