Hawaiian Views: Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha Farm, Oahu

EYES OF THE LAND celebrates the spirit of Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha, an ever-evolving community resource and sanctuary that has become a template for educational farms on O’ahu.

Born in the small village of Uggiate in Italy, and originally serving as a Catholic Priest in the Philipines, Gigi Cocquio helped found HAOM in 1979, nurturing it as executive director and caretaker, alongside his wife Judy, for the past 40+ years.

This film honors the legacy of what has been built, the seeds of hope that have been planted, and the many lives that have been touched.


Directed, Filmed, & Edited by Rob Lau
Story Design by Emily Lau
Aerial Cinematography by Bayly Buck
Additional Aerials by Valen Ahlo
Additional Camera by Valen Ahlo & Oz Go
Additional Footage by ʻŌiwi TV
Sound by Rob Lau & Chris Balidio
Music by Tiny Music “Ask the Right Question” l Peter Sandberg “Dismantle” | Tall Heights “Keeps Me Light Instrumental” | Judah Earl “Dreaming in Color Instrumental”
Archival Photos Courtesy of Gigi Cocquio & Ed Greevy
Special thanks to Jasmine Joy, Judy Seladis-Cocquio, Kelsey Thornberry, Puanani Burgess, & the Hoa ‘Āina Staff

Previews: Down East Magazine – March 2022

Winter Views: Jaun Village Resort In Switzerland (4K)

The ski resort Jaun is located in La Gruyere (SwitzerlandEspace MittellandFribourg). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 20 km of slopes available. 4 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,024 and 1,571 m.

This mountain village is a winter holiday resort too. The beautiful skiing area is open to skiers of all categories and ages. There is an illuminated cross-country skiing trail and many popular stops for ski tour enthusiasts.

Morning News: Russia & Ukraine Media, EU-Africa Summit, South Korea

We take a look at how Russian media outlets are portraying the Ukraine crisis. Plus: the EU-African Union summit kicks off in Brussels, South Korea’s forthcoming presidential elections and the latest urbanism stories.

Art Fair Walking Tour: ‘2022 Art Capital Paris’ (4K)

Art Capital Paris is a current art fair bringing together more than 2,000 artists from around the world in the capital and allowing encounters between the public, the artists and the works. Each edition welcomes more than 40,000 visitors from all over France. Canceled in 2021 due to the health situation, the Art Capital de Paris fair returns from February 16 to 20, 2022!

For more than 100 years, this fair has taken place in the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, although this year, due to works, it will take place in the Grand Palais Éphémère – located on the Champ de Mars, facing the Eiffel Tower. .