Welcome to my gallery! My name is Kaiya, and I am an 18-year-old Okinawan-American college student from Portland, Oregon. Due to lack of media attention, I created a documentary in 2019 about the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the ongoing fight by Uchinanchu people to protect it. ("Our Island's Treasure" is on Vimeo, and can be found on www.riseforhenoko.com). Please help spread awareness.
During the process of interviewing/documenting the activism in Henoko, I was able to capture the movement through photos in addition to the short film. This is a collection of photos taken at Henoko at different times, in hopes to continue spreading the urgency of this crisis. Please share. This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!
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