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American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i
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directed by Evann Siebens, fl. 2001; produced by Lisette Marie Flanary, fl. 2003, in American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i (United States: Lehua Films, 2003), 55 mins
For Hawaiians, the hula is not just a dance, but a way of life. Yet while most Americans know only the stereotypes of 'grass skirt girls' from old Hollywood movies and tourist kitsch, the revival of the ancient art of hula tells of the rich history and spirituality of Hawai'i. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'...
directed by Evann Siebens, fl. 2001; produced by Lisette Marie Flanary, fl. 2003, in American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i (United States: Lehua Films, 2003), 55 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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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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Kaho'olawe Aloha 'Aina
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directed by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957; produced by Joan Lander, fl. 1957 and Puhipau, 1937-2016, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) and Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana (Honolulu, HI: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 1992), 56 mins

Kahoʻolawe Aloha ʻĀina focuses on the cultural, political and military significance of the "target island" of Kaho‘olawe in the Hawaiian archipelago. The Hawaiian term aloha ‘āina refers to love of the land, the basis of Hawaiian cultural belief that animates the current movement to bring the island back to...

directed by Puhipau, 1937-2016 and Joan Lander, fl. 1957; produced by Joan Lander, fl. 1957 and Puhipau, 1937-2016, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production) and Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana (Honolulu, HI: Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (Video production), 1992), 56 mins
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Kumu Hina
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directed by Joe Wilson, fl. 2009-2015 and Dean Hamer, 1951-; produced by Joe Wilson, fl. 2009-2015 and Dean Hamer, 1951- (Oahu, HI: Qwaves, 2013), 1 hour 17 mins
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawai'i. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture t...
directed by Joe Wilson, fl. 2009-2015 and Dean Hamer, 1951-; produced by Joe Wilson, fl. 2009-2015 and Dean Hamer, 1951- (Oahu, HI: Qwaves, 2013), 1 hour 17 mins
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Luther Kahekili Makekau: A One Kine Hawaiian Man
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1997), 58 mins
This award-winning documentary pays tribute to the untamed spirit of a colourful and controversial Hawaiian man. Known throughout the islands and descended from a line of warrior chiefs, Luther Makekau was part philosopher and part outlaw, a chanter and a singer, a fighter and a lover, a cattle rustler, a rebel an...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1997), 58 mins
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Ola Na lwi: Haloa
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produced by Ty Robinson, fl. 2013 (Honolulu, HI: Twiddle Productions, 2013), 13 mins
Hāloa (pronounced: Haa-lo-ah) tells the story of how the first Hawaiian came to be and how the Hawaiian peoples bond is forever linked to the Kalo (taro) plant, the Aina (land), and the Kanaka (people). Hāloa is a short animated film produced by Twiddle Productions in Honolulu Hawaii, and is brought to lif...
produced by Ty Robinson, fl. 2013 (Honolulu, HI: Twiddle Productions, 2013), 13 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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Spirit of the Land, 1 of 3, Hawai'i: Continuing Traditions
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directed by Lawrence M. Lansburgh, fl. 2005; produced by Gail K. Evenari, fl. 1998 and Lawrence M. Lansburgh, fl. 2005, Maiden Voyage Productions, in Spirit of the Land, 1 of 3 (San Francisco, CA: Maiden Voyage Productions, 1985), 27 mins
The Hawaiian people have a rich historical and cultural tradition. Their values, art, music, gods and legends reach back thousands of years to ancient Polynesia, where they lived before sailing to the islands we know as Hawai‘'i. Recently, there have been efforts to revitalize these traditions and teach them to...
directed by Lawrence M. Lansburgh, fl. 2005; produced by Gail K. Evenari, fl. 1998 and Lawrence M. Lansburgh, fl. 2005, Maiden Voyage Productions, in Spirit of the Land, 1 of 3 (San Francisco, CA: Maiden Voyage Productions, 1985), 27 mins
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