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PBS Hawaii Presents features independent documentaries, dramas, music showcases and special event programs about Hawaiʻi, by Hawaiʻi producers.

Air Date: Thu, Dec 8, 2022 8:30 PM
Enjoy this encore showing of Homealani, a 2012 documentary by Hawaiʻi filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk. The film profiles her grandfather, Oliver Homealani Kupau, who was born in Hauʻula, Windward Oʻahu in 1899, a year after the illegal annexation of Hawaiʻi by the United States. The film shares her grandfather's journey through Hawaiʻi's cultural transition from indigenous to western while never forgetting his Native Hawaiian roots.
Air Date: Thu, Dec 1, 2022 8:30 PM
The late Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, founder of the University of Hawai‘i School of Religion, talks about his therapeutic work with terminally ill patients, the death of his wife and thoughts about his own mortality.
Air Date: Thu, Nov 17, 2022 8:30 PM
From an infant who wound up in the ICU to a surfer who had to relearn to walk and talk after the parasite crept into his nervous system, the documentary gives an eye-opening look into the potentially catastrophic consequences of Rat Lungworm disease shared through several accounts from Hawaiʻi residents on their battles with the parasite.
Air Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2022 8:00 PM
Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation highlights the challenges that these individuals face caring for loved ones who are veterans, particularly during the ongoing pandemic, and sheds a raw, uplifting view into the lives of 24.5 million children and millennials who step forward as caregiving heroes.
Air Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2022 8:30 PM
Part two of a two-part documentary. On We, The Voyagers: Our Moana, see how the people of Taumako navigate challenging weather and find their way in the open ocean by interacting with patterns of winds, waves and stars.
Air Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2022 8:30 PM
We, The Voyagers: Our Vaka is the first of a two-part documentary that chronicles the inspiring story of the Polynesians of Taumako, a small island in the Solomon Islands in the Southwestern Pacific. The island’s elders never lost their ancient tradition of wayfinding and work to pass the knowledge down to younger generations.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2022 8:30 PM
From 1990, No Nā Mamo: For the Descendants is a tribute to the late hula master Kauʻi Zuttermeister. The film documents how four generations of her family were invited to open the famed Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Crews filmed the year-long preparation ahead of their trip to Hilo, where they performed the mele, chants and hula of the Zuttermeister tradition.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2022 8:30 PM
Students at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i are taking their learning out of the classroom and onto the farm. But this isn’t your typical farm – lessons go well beyond learning to grow plants.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2022 8:30 PM
"Ke‘elikōlani" follows the name change of Central Middle School in downtown Honolulu to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School. It explores the royal history of the campus and its links to the Native Hawaiian princess it is now named after.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2022 8:30 PM
Listen in on the history of vintage Hawaiian music from when the Islands were still a territory and hear tales from some of Hawaiʻi’s famous radio personalities, including the late Jacqueline “Honolulu Skylark” Rossetti, the late James Grant Benton and Perry & Price.
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