POSTED: 30 August 2004 - 6:00am HST

An Historic Film: Taylor Camp

A beachhouse at Taylor Camp in Haena during the mid 1970's

"John Wehrheim has made a wonderful film. The images brought smiles and tears. The residents of Taylor Camp looked healthy, bright and beautiful" ...Juan Wilson

Two additional showings of
Taylor Camp: the end of the road
a film by John Wehrheim

This film will be  shown at the Kilauea Theater on Thursdaythe 2nd of September at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.  It is a benefit for KKCR--Kauai Community Radio.There will be a $5.00 donation at the door. You're invited to "step back in time".
The film shows Taylor Camp in its last two years of existence--up until the time it was demolished and burned by the State.  The historic images features environmental portraits of  the Taylor Camp residents in and around their homes, at work, at rest and at play, as well as architectural views and scenic overviews of the camp in the Haena  setting.
The sound track features popular songs of the era by the Doors, Cat Stevens, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkle, Pink Floyd, Steven Stills and Janis Joplin.
Please be advised that the film contains a significant amount of nudity.
There will be a brief talk on the History of Taylor Camp prior to the showing and after the film another brief talk on the "making" of Taylor Camp and then a question and answer session.  We hope that many of the former Taylor Camp residents will attend and talk about their experience.

The film was written, produced and photographed by John Wehrheim, directed by Tom Vendetti and edited by Bob Stone.  This work is the first phase in a larger work that will include interviews with former residents and the people who were close to the camp during that era.  We hope that many powerful memories and feelings will return after viewing this film.



Interior view from Taylor Camp tree house. Young Frankenstein poster dates this 1974 or later