‘Ulu‘ulu

‘Ulu‘ulu

ʻUluʻulu is Hawaiʻi's official state archive for moving images.
Located on the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu campus, the archive is dedicated to the care, preservation, and digitization of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Hawaiʻi.
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Early Years of HIFF

Early Years of HIFF

ʻUluʻulu has partnered up with the Hawaii International Film Festival to screen the recently digitized film, "Puamana" from the Meleanna Aluli Meyer collection at this year's festival. In celebration, here is news coverage documenting the early years of HIFF.

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Pilot Project

Pilot Project

The HKG Pilot Project was a collaborative effort between ʻUluʻulu and local archives, museums, libraries, television stations and independent producers to create a digital collection of Hawaiian film and video. Much of this footage had not been seen in over 30 years until it was digitized in 2011.

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Kūpuna

Kūpuna

Kūpuna is Hawaiian for grandparent, ancestor or elder. For many generations, Kūpuna have served as the vital backbone for the perpetuation of Hawaiʻi's culture and traditions. Through their stories, Kūpuna of the past and present continue to pass on their wisdom and values to Hawaiʻiʻs keiki.

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Music Performance

Music Performance

Music plays an integral part of Hawaiian life and culture. From mele to ukulele to slack key, these are the sounds that evoke Hawaiʻi.

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Food

Food

Local food — plate lunch, kalua pig, Spam musubi, and malasadas. So ʻono!

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Early eruption footage shows the long-running fascination with our islands' active volcanoes among Hawaiʻi's residents, visitors, and the scientific community.

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Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel

During our Pilot Project, ‘Ulu‘ulu preserved and digitized over 350 hours of culturally and historically significant Hawaiian footage from the 1920s -1990s. Here is a glimpse of some of the treasures we have been able to save and now share.

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ʻUluʻulu – The Henry Ku$#699;ualoha Giuni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiiʻi

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