The Puʻukoholā Heiau on Hawaiʻi Island is a sacred site in the Hawaiian culture and significant because of the role it played in the unification of the Hawaiian Kingdom. It was constructed between 1790 and 1791, when Kamehameha the Great was at a crossroads in his quest to rule and unify the Hawaiian Islands. Hoʻokuʻikahi: To Unify As One is a 1998 film that documents the 1991 ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the heiau.
Winona Kapuailohiamanonokalani Desha Beamer, or Aunty Nona as she was fondly called, was an educator, author, hula dancer and a champion of Hawaiian culture, known for her integrity, scholarship and love.
What happens when you are three years old and homeless in Hawaiʻi? Find out in this documentary that follows Thalia and her parents who live in a homeless encampment in the Kakaʻako neighborhood in Honolulu.
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.
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.
Rev. Mitsuo “Mits” Aoki, a pioneer of Hawai‘i’s hospice movement and founder of the University of Hawaii School of Religion, highlights his own transformative near-death experience and his therapeutic work with terminally-ill cancer patients.
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