Meet Director George Kamana Hunter (G. K. Hunter)

George Kamana Hunter is the director of Sakura & Pearls: Healing from World War 2, a documentary about Japanese Survivors of the Atomic Bomb meeting the American Survivors of Pearl Harbor. This remarkable and intense exchange between former enemies is meant to spark dialogue among the future generations about how we can resolve conflict without repeating the painful experiences of our ancestors.

G. K. Hunter is also the author of Healing Our Bloodlines: The 8
Realizations of Generational Liberation
(September 2019), which a guidebook that chronicles his use of a form of inter-generational healing called Bloodline Healing.

After15 years of working with Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Native Americans, the homeless, veterans, physicians, and community leaders, a step by step process to unburdening the heavy history that we inherit from our ancestors. By releasing these invisible burdens, we can claim our innate gifts which lead us to our most purposeful and liberated life.

An electric speaker and impassioned singer, G. K. Hunter has presented at
such venues as the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Cornell University, and NPR’s All Things Considered  on KUNM radio.

For more information about his work, please visit



From Left to Right: Koko Kondo (Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor), Everett Hyland (Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Pennsylvania), G. K. Hunter (Director, in the back, center), Jimmy Lee (Pearl Harbor civilian survivor), and Masahiro Sasaki (Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor) . Photo take at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center after filming their meeting.

Everett Hyland, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, attends a ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the attack Dec. 7, 2013, at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. The day after the attack, before a joint session of Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war against Japan and the U.S. officially entered World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, Shigeaki Mori, hugging former US President Obama. Rights of photo featured Shigeaki Mori-san.

Director G. K. Hunter with Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor Okihiro Terao at the Atomic Dome in Hiroshima.

Rev. Taiken Akiyama doing a blessing of a Pearl Harbor survivor at the Shingon Mission in Haleiwa, Hawaii.