Filmmaker documents lives of Kona coffee pioneers

February 14, 2015 3:05 PM

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An award-winning writer and filmmaker is looking for some help with a documentary that brings to life one of Hawaii Island's lesser-known stories, a historical tale that's reminiscent of the Underground Railroad.

Over the past five years, Walter Dods, who owns Honolulu-based film company Saturation Point, has been working on "The Long Journey Home," a two-hour film following the lives of the first three generations of Japanese on the Big Island, with a focus on the farmers who helped pioneer Kona coffee, a t...

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