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'The Descendants' author honored by Hawaii Senate

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:12 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2012

  <p>Star-advertiser / 2009</p> <p>Local girl Kaui Hart Hemmings book "The Descendants" will be made into a movie starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander       Payne.</p>


Days after returning from the Academy Award ceremony in Los Angeles, Kaui Hart Hemmings was recognized by the state Senate for the success of her novel “The Descendants.”

The George Clooney movie based on Hemmings’ novel won an Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay. 

On Thursday, the Hawaii Senate gave Hemmings a certificate of recognition for her success.

Sen. Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria said the Senate was very proud of Hemmings and the role she played in showcasing Hawaii and telling the story of life in the islands through the eyes of a ‘kamaaina.’

The film was shot in Honolulu and Kauai’s Hanalei Bay. Its soundtrack features Hawaiian music from Gabby Pahinui, Ray Kane, Keola Beamer, Lena Machado, Sonny Chillingworth, Jeff Peterson and Reverend Dennis Kamakahi.

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