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Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation
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directed by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957; produced by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Hawaii: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 1993), 58 mins
This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili'uokalani. The event w...
directed by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957; produced by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Hawaii: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 1993), 58 mins
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Dance for the King
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directed by Wendy Arbeit, fl. 1993; produced by Wendy Arbeit, fl. 1993 (Honolulu, HI: Privately Published, 1993), 8 mins
Tongan traditional dance rituals are performed for special honorary celebrations. The lakalaka (walking briskly), is considered the national dance of Tongan where the performers stand still and make gestures with only their arms. Unique to Polynesian dancing is the rotational movements of the hands, which flow wit...
directed by Wendy Arbeit, fl. 1993; produced by Wendy Arbeit, fl. 1993 (Honolulu, HI: Privately Published, 1993), 8 mins
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Happy Birthday Tutu Ruth
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directed by Ann Marie Kirk, fl. 1996 (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Islanders in Communications, 1996), 27 mins
Account of Ruth Kaholoa'a, a 90 year-old great-great-grandmother who continues to cultivate taro in Hawai'i. Some of her 13 children describe their parents and their upbringing.
directed by Ann Marie Kirk, fl. 1996 (Honolulu, HI: Pacific Islanders in Communications, 1996), 27 mins
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Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege
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directed by Joan Lander, fl. 1957 and Puhipau, 1937-2016; produced by Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Hawaii: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 2005), 50 mins
Although the mountain volcano Mauna Kea last erupted around 4000 years ago, it is still hot today, the center of a burning controversy over whether its summit should be used for astronomical observatories or preserved as a cultural landscape sacred to the Hawaiian people. For five years Na Maka o ka Aina captured...
directed by Joan Lander, fl. 1957 and Puhipau, 1937-2016; produced by Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Hawaii: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 2005), 50 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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Riding Giants
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directed by Stacy Peralta, 1957-; produced by Jane Kachmer, fl. 2002, Agi Orsi, fl. 1987-2016 and Stacy Peralta, 1957-, Forever Films, Studio Canal and Agi Orsi Productions; performed by Laird Hamilton, 1964-, Greg Noll, 1937- and Jeff Clark, 1957- (New York, NY: Sony Pictures Classics, 2004), 1 hour 41 mins,
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From acclaimed director Stacy Peralta comes Riding Giants, the story of big wave surfing. Breaking the mold of traditional documentary filmmaking, Riding Giants uses its dynamic, cross-generational approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to fin...
directed by Stacy Peralta, 1957-; produced by Jane Kachmer, fl. 2002, Agi Orsi, fl. 1987-2016 and Stacy Peralta, 1957-, Forever Films, Studio Canal and Agi Orsi Productions; performed by Laird Hamilton, 1964-, Greg Noll, 1937- and Jeff Clark, 1957- (New York, NY: Sony Pictures Classics, 2004), 1 hour 41 mins,
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Strange Land - My Mother's War Bride Story
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directed by Stephanie J. Castillo, fl. 1992 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2006), 51 mins
Documentary filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo tells the story of her mother Norma, among the first Filipino war brides of WWII who came to America. At age 17, Norma met Wallace Castillo, a Hawaii-born son of an immigrant, in Manila during American occupation, and married him there. Norma married Wallace under pressu...
directed by Stephanie J. Castillo, fl. 1992 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2006), 51 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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Waikiki: Riding the Waves of Change
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directed by Eric Jordan, fl. 2007 and Caroline Yacoe, fl. 1997; produced by Eric Jordan, fl. 2007 and Caroline Yacoe, fl. 1997 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2007), 54 mins
Like hula, surfing was viewed as immoral by European missionaries to Hawai'i, so it had languished until the early twentieth century when the first tourist hotels appeared in Waikiki, and a small band of watermen began to earn their livelihood from surfing instruction and providing outrigger canoe rides for touris...
directed by Eric Jordan, fl. 2007 and Caroline Yacoe, fl. 1997; produced by Eric Jordan, fl. 2007 and Caroline Yacoe, fl. 1997 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2007), 54 mins
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When Fear Reigned
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directed by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2010), 13 mins
When the Territorial Governor of Hawaii signed the order for martial law after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, islanders believed that it was only for a short time, but it ended up lasting until 1944. Fear and hatred directed at Japanese Americans led to suspension of the rule of habeas corpus as the civilian...
directed by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2010), 13 mins
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