‘Ulu‘ulu
Plantation History Preservation

Plantation History Preservation

Historian Barbara Kawakami grew up on a sugar plantation. In the 1980s she helped CLEAR produce several programs on plantation history and culture. Kawakami’s work has inspired a donation by Frank Moy and Marcia Mau that has enabled preservation and digital access to the CLEAR Rice & Roses Collection.

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Senator Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project

Senator Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute’s Oral History Project was a chance for people who knew Inouye well to relay their experience as a friend and colleague. This theme showcases a selection of interviews honoring the life of the late Senator.

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Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian Language

This theme highlights our resources about and in the Hawaiian and Pidgin languages. Study some basics of 'Ōlelo Hawai'i, hear these languages spoken and used in songs and poems, and learn about language education initiatives.

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Listen to the Forest

Listen to the Forest

This theme celebrates the recently completed digital preservation work on Listen to the Forest, a 1991 documentary film produced by Eddie and Myrna Kamae about the biodiversity of Hawai‘i’s rainforests, and the unique relationship of reverence that continues to exist between Hawai‘i's native landscape and its native people.

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Kahoʻolawe

Kahoʻolawe

The struggle to reclaim Kahoʻolawe and stop the U.S. military from using the island as a bombing site began in the 1970s, as members of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana filed suit in Federal District Court. A settlement was reached and the island was to be surveyed and protected. It was through the effort of local activists that the island was to be secured as a historic and cultural site.

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Documenting Activism, HIFF 2017

Documenting Activism, HIFF 2017

At this year's Hawaii International Film Festival we honored those who courageously documented the early days of the Native Hawaiian movement and acknowledged how these images are being used today.

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Don Ho Collection

Don Ho Collection

ʻUluʻulu recently acquired the complete collection of the late entertainer Don Ho’s films, videos and personal memorabilia from the Donald Tai Loy Ho Trust. The extensive collection from Hawaiʻi's most famous entertainer includes archival film and video footage and related personal memorabilia from the early 1960s through 2007.

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Hawaiian Sovereignty

Hawaiian Sovereignty

Here we highlight some of the efforts of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement – speeches, marches, demonstrations, discussions, events and legislation all related to educating people about the history and sovereignty of Hawai‘i.

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Daniel K. Inouye
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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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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