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216 Beach Walk, Waikiki
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directed by Alan Marcus, fl. 1991 (Privately Published, 2018), 32 mins
The film's title, 216 Beach Walk, Waikiki (2018, 30mins), refers to the former address of author Jack London during his period in Hawaii in 1915-16 when he was stimulating interest in the islands through his writings. By chance, the same location is now the back door of Trump Int’l Hotel Waikiki. In the film, hi...
directed by Alan Marcus, fl. 1991 (Privately Published, 2018), 32 mins
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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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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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Eyewitness: Day Of Infamy
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produced by Gerry Malir, fl. 2005 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2005), 1 hour 16 mins
On December 7 1941 the Japanese bombed the U.S. naval base of Pearl Harbor, situated on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Over sixty years after the event, eyewitnesses and experts have come together to commemorate this occasion and to provide eyewitness accounts of the bombing and the events following on from this dev...
produced by Gerry Malir, fl. 2005 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2005), 1 hour 16 mins
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The First Battle: The Battle for Equality in War-Time Hawaii
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directed by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998; produced by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 2006), 57 mins
A mix of archival footage and historical recreations tells the story of the Japanese Hawaiians' efforts to maintain equal rights and fair treatment during World War II. Fearing that Japan's involvement in the war would stoke racial hatred, Americans of Japanese descent living in Hawaii effectively anticipated and...
directed by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998; produced by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 2006), 57 mins
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The Hawaiian Art of Healing
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produced by Joan Lander, fl. 1957 and Puhipau, 1937-2016, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Honolulu, HI: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 2011), 1 hour 9 mins

From the age of five, Henry Auwae learned the art of lā‘au lapaʻau (herbal medicine) from his grandmother, a woman whose knowledge extended back to nineteenth century Hawai‘i. In this two-disk documentary series, "Papa" Auwae shares this traditional knowledge.

At a workshop in Keaukaha, Hawaiʻi island, he dem...

produced by Joan Lander, fl. 1957 and Puhipau, 1937-2016, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) (Honolulu, HI: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 2011), 1 hour 9 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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The History of the Sons of Hawaii
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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, 2000), 1 hour 21 mins
Some of the leading voices of the Hawaiian cultural renaissance, which began in the early 1960s, were musicians and singers. Their songs carried feelings that were yearning to be expressed throughout the island chain. Among the most influential groups of that era was the SONS OF HAWAI’I, led by Eddie Kamae, alre...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2000), 1 hour 21 mins
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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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Honor Bound
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directed by Joan Saffa, fl. 1982; produced by Wendy Hanamura, 1957- and Joan Saffa, fl. 1982 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 19 mins
During the Second World War, while America was fighting the Japanese, a unit of second generation Japanese-Americans was fighting bravely on the European front. These sons of Japanese immigrants proved their courage and loyalty on the fiercest battlefields, as they fought to overcome the stigma of Japan's attack o...
directed by Joan Saffa, fl. 1982; produced by Wendy Hanamura, 1957- and Joan Saffa, fl. 1982 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 19 mins
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