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PBS Hawaiʻi Presents features independent documentaries, dramas, music showcases and special event programs about Hawaiʻi, by Hawaiʻi producers.
Air Date: Thu, Feb 8, 2024 8:30 PM

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…

Air Date: Thu, Feb 1, 2024 8:30 PM
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.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2024 9:00 PM
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.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2024 8:30 PM
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.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2024 8:30 PM
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.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 4, 2024 8:30 PM
Aunty Nona tells her own story along with family members, and describes the very best of all things Hawaiian: the people, their knowledge, culture, wisdom and aloha.
Air Date: Thu, Dec 28, 2023 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 21, 2023 8:30 PM
Black Grace: From Cannon’s Creek to Jacob’s Pillow, a 2004 film chronicling the journey of an all-male dance troupe from New Zealand that blends traditional Polynesian and contemporary dance. The group grew from obscurity in Cannon’s Creek, a small New Zealand town, to winning the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in New England. The film is presented in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications.
Air Date: Thu, Dec 14, 2023 8:30 PM
Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae chronicles the story of the Hawaiian ʻukulele virtuoso, singer, songwriter, and filmmaker’s self-discovery and his pursuit of Hawaiian cultural and musical traditions.
Air Date: Thu, Dec 7, 2023 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.
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