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Film ‘August at Akiko’s’ returns home for Big Island premiere

Honolulu-native filmmaker Christopher Makoto Yogi was scouting locations for movies on the Hawaiian islands when the Big Island made a big impact on him.

“I hadn’t been to the Big Island in probably a decade, and something about it really stuck with me,” Yogi said. “I just really loved the people I met and I just felt this strong connection to the place. And I left, and I thought, ‘I want to make something there someday.”  More from West Hawaii Today

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