All content was discovered through found objects on the internet. My grandma told her story but provided no photographs. Through her keywords, places, and names I was able to dig up old newspaper photos, articles, interviews and more because of her communities profound involvement in fighting for plantation worker rights in Hawai'i.
"Makibaka" is a 150 page publication driven by 7 hours of audio recordings. Professionally recorded and transcribed, the book is my grandmother's firsthand story of moving to Hawai'i from the Philippines and her communities struggle to maintain their plantation lifestyle as Hawai'i comes into statehood.