"Hawai‘i -Message in the Waves" is a film from the BBC Natural History Unit looking at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands.
Although the documentary is from a Hawaiian perspective it is really a global film. Because of their size, location and social history, the Hawaiian Islands represent a microcosm of the planet and are in a unique position to tell all of us where we are going wrong and what we can do to help put things right.
There are many messages in the waves but the one we learned in Hawai‘i that we feel requires immediate attention is that of global plastic pollution. We have put this website together to provide some more information about the problem and how we can all help.
" Kuleana"- privilege AND responsibility. Although we made the film, this is an unofficial web companion and does not reflect the views of the BBC.
Natural World -
Hawaii: "message in the Waves"
(to air on BBC2 6.10pm Sunday May 6th).