Eighty years ago in February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the establishment of internment camps for people of Japanese ancestry…
Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami tells the story on the Japanese business district in Hilo called Shinmachi that was destroyed by a deadly tsunami on April 1, 1946. Families salvaged what they could to rebuild only to have the district wiped out again by another deadly tsunami in 1960. Surviving residents recall the community resilience to keep the spirit of Shinmachi alive today.
Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaiʻi tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II.
Homegrown Hawaiʻi investigates why Hawaiʻi imports an estimated 85 to 90 percent of the food consumed here and asks, "Can we reverse this?" Farmers and ranchers from all four counties and reveal the risks, challenges and rewards of farming and ranching in Hawaiʻi. Directed, shot and edited by Lynn Beittel of Visionary Video.
Why do all the women in Tonga know how to juggle? Filmmaker Paprika Leaverton explores the origins of the native juggling art known as “hiko” and how it was revived by one of Tonga’s most revered monarchs. The film also takes a closer look at the country’s gender and power dynamics and how hiko is helping to empower women in a male-dominated society.
For centuries, loko iʻa, or fishponds, were a vital part of the Native Hawaiian food system, connecting freshwater sources to the ocean, using rock-wall enclosures to raise and eventually harvest fish. In recent decades, there has been a resurgence of this indigenous way of aquafarming.looks at how four fishponds on Oʻahu are being restored.