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Holo Mai Pele: The Epic Hula Myth
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004 (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Islanders in Communications, 2004), 54 mins
Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels) tells the epic saga of the rivalry between Pelehonuamea, goddess of the volcano, and her youngest and favorite sister Hi'iaka. The one-hour performance weaves together archetypal themes of creation, love, and betrayal into a sweeping dramatic performance. For the first time, a rare leg...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004 (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Islanders in Communications, 2004), 54 mins
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Listen To The Forest
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1993), 56 mins
Listen to the Forest is an environmental documentary speaking to the widespread concern for rainforest preservation. It is about the Hawaiian Islands, and also about a Hawaiian way of feeling. A film for all ages emphasizing the powerful connection between a unique natural history and Hawaii’s rich cultural life.
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1993), 56 mins
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Nation Within
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directed by Joy Chong-Stannard, fl. 1998; produced by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 1998), 1 hour 25 mins
The story of Hawaii's annexation to the United States of America has always been told from the point of view of Western historians. After more than 100 years since the Hawaiian Islands' monarchy was dismantled and the American flag raised to claim this small, friendly nation, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Tom Co...
directed by Joy Chong-Stannard, fl. 1998; produced by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 1998), 1 hour 25 mins
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Reflections of Lana'i
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directed by Esther Figueroa, fl. 1985; produced by Esther Figueroa, fl. 1985 and Heather Giugni, fl. 1986-2010, Juniroa Productions (Honolulu, HI: Juniroa Productions, 2009), 55 mins
Fifty six minute program about the history of the island of Lana'i told from the perspective of local residents. Featuring three generations of Native Hawaiian, Japanese, and Filipino families. Using archival film footage, photographs, and oral histories, the history, myths and recent concerns of the residents of...
directed by Esther Figueroa, fl. 1985; produced by Esther Figueroa, fl. 1985 and Heather Giugni, fl. 1986-2010, Juniroa Productions (Honolulu, HI: Juniroa Productions, 2009), 55 mins
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Simple Courage: An Historical Portrait In the Age of AIDS
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produced by Stephanie J. Castillo, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
Simple Courage documents the treatment of leprosy victims in Hawaii in the 19th and early 20th century. More than 8,000 sufferers, mostly native, were banished to an isolated peninsula and practically abandoned. One man, however, in a simple act of courage, took it upon himself to bring comfort to these hopeless...
produced by Stephanie J. Castillo, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
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Slack Key: The Hawaiian Way
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 and Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1993), 1 hour 1 mins
This film is a moving journey into the beauty and meaning of Hawaiian slack key music. Director Eddie Kamae’s rare combination of master musician and cinematic storyteller is the key to showing how Hawaii’s cultural traditions and the ki ho’alu guitar intertwine – and opening the door to greater love of th...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 and Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1993), 1 hour 1 mins
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Then There Were None
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directed by Elizabeth Lindsey, 1956-; produced by Rob Robinson, fl. 1996 and Martha Noyes, fl. 1996 (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Islanders in Communications, 1996), 26 mins
More than half a million native Hawaiians were living in the islands at the time of European contact in 1778. Within 50 years, that population was cut in half as Western diseases claimed thousands of lives. A litany of events followed: American missionaries preached unfamiliar ideas and customs; sugarcane and pine...
directed by Elizabeth Lindsey, 1956-; produced by Rob Robinson, fl. 1996 and Martha Noyes, fl. 1996 (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Islanders in Communications, 1996), 26 mins
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Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2011), 57 mins
Those Who Came Before tells the story of a young Hawaiian 'ukulele virtuoso's journey of musical self-discovery and how it turned into a 50-year pursuit of Hawaiian cultural and musical traditions. The documentary pays tribute to the music of Hawaiians whose gifts of knowledge helped guide Eddie Kamae. His pursuit...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2011), 57 mins
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Ahupua‘a, Fishponds and Lo‘i
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directed by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957; produced by Nālani Minton, fl. 1992-2010, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Hawaii: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 1992), 1 hour 30 mins

The Hawaiian system of land use allowed access to all resources in the ahupua‘a, a land division that stretched from mountain to sea. Within the ahupua‘a, highly specialized technologies such as fishponds and lo‘i kalo (taro gardens) ensured an abundance of food.

Our Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) ancestors...

directed by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957; produced by Nālani Minton, fl. 1992-2010, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Hawaii: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
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Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past To Present
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1998), 59 mins
This award-winning 1 hr documentary honors the role of kupuna (elders) in preserving Hawaiian culture. It focuses on the legacies of 3 respected Hawaiian elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century. They are Ruth Makaila Kaholoa‘a; Lilia Wahinemaika‘i Hale; & Reverend...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1998), 59 mins
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