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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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Daniel K. Inouye: An American Story
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directed by Heather Giugni, fl. 1986-2010; produced by Heather Giugni, fl. 1986-2010, Juniroa Productions (Honolulu, HI: Juniroa Productions, 2003), 57 mins
A one-hour documentary about the life and times of U.S. Senator, Daniel Inouye. It is not only a biography of the influential Senator, but it is also the story of a generation that molded Hawai'i in the second half of the 20th century. 2003
directed by Heather Giugni, fl. 1986-2010; produced by Heather Giugni, fl. 1986-2010, Juniroa Productions (Honolulu, HI: Juniroa Productions, 2003), 57 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 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2007), 55 mins
The First Battle is the previously untold struggle for freedom, equality and full citizenship in America. This struggle was waged unconventionally behind the scenes in Hawaii during the two years leading up to World War II and the first several years of the war. It pitted fragile inter-ethnic relationships and unt...
directed by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998; produced by Tom Coffman, fl. 1998 (Hawaii: Privately Published, 2007), 55 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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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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Keepers of the Flame: The Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Dennis Mahaffay, fl. 1988 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2005), 57 mins
This is the story of three extraordinary Hawaiian women who helped revive Hawaiian culture when it was perilously close to being lost. It was a time when the monarchy had been overthrown, the Hawaiian language banned from public places and schools, and the Hawaiian heartbeat of hula forced underground. Mary Kawen...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Dennis Mahaffay, fl. 1988 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2005), 57 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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