Red Turtle Rising
The story of a turtle goddess,
some turtles,
and the mortals who try to save them

Winner, Hawaii International Film Festival 1999

This amazing documentary weaves together the legend of the ancient Hawaiian turtle goddess Kauila with the real life saga of one of the world's most endangered reptiles, the mysterious hawksbill turtle of Hawaii. See and hear stories in chant and hula that have not been told in centuries as biologists try to protect a being whose ancestors saw the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.

A film by Jay April & Lou De Liberto

Produced by The Honu Project

Starring Rubellite Kewena Johnson, George Naope, Kealii Reichel,
John Kaimikaua, Sunny Collo, & Charles Kaupu
One of the clips created for Red Turtle Rising