On Location in Hawaii: The Descendants
November 15, 2011 12:00 am(7 comments) Post a comment
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The title of the film refers to the group of white missionaries who came to Hawaii and gained control of native lands in the 1800s. Matt King (George Clooney), the descendant of a wealthy white banker and a Hawaiian princess, inherited a large track of property on <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/hawaii/kauai/">Kauai</a>. "There are many descendant families—probably two or three on each island—that control huge amounts of land," Burke said. In the movie, King is forced to wrestle with his past and make difficult decisions for the future after his wife is badly injured in a boating accident.