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New VolcanoScapes Documentary To Open

April 15, 2014, 12:35 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:49 PM
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Big Island videographer Mick Kalber is releasing the latest in his long-running video documentary series of Hawaii’s volcanoes, “Dancing with the Goddess,” on April 21 and 22 with screenings at the Palace Theater.

Kalber has been documenting Kilauea Volcano’s eruptions for the past 30 years and his video images are shown frequently on local national and world news broadcasts.

“In the early years, I quickly became mesmerized by Pele’s many manifestations,” Kalber said in a press release. “I also witnessed the devastating impact the volcano had on the Kalapana community and discovered not only my attachment to the lava, but to the people who live with it.

“I found that many people are drawn to the volcano as an inspiration in their lives, something they express in many different ways, and I wanted to share the stories of their connection to the volcano and the planet,” he said.

The two-hour video is without narration and told only through the voices and lives of those who are intimate with the volcano, including those who “work, document, worship, lead tours, study and are inspired by Pele the Volcano Goddess,” Kalber said.

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“I was sick of the over-hyped television shows that portrayed Kilauea as extremely dangerous and scary,” he added.

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“I wanted to do a program that showed the real Kilauea, the beauty, the inspiration, the amazing spectacle that we who live here have come to know and love.”

“Dancing with the Goddess will be shown at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $8 and available at the box office. Call 934-7010.

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