‘Ulu‘ulu
Early Years of HIFF
Parades

Parades

Parade pageantry and procession from various locations around Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

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Sports

Sports

Hawai‘i may not have a professional sports team anymore but we love our home team, the University of Hawai‘i, continue to host major sports events, like the Ironman Triathlon, Honolulu Marathon and PGA Tour tournaments, and are home to sports notables like Olympic champion Duke Kahanamoku, not to mention the birthplace of surfing!

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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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Wai (Water)

Wai (Water)

Ola I Ka Wai (water is life). The following provides a peek into the history of water rights in Hawai‘i and the precursors to the battles over water that persist today.

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Hōkūleʻa

Hōkūleʻa

In celebration of the Worldwide Voyage explore our Hōkūleʻa theme page which documents the incredible journey of the Hōkūleʻa.

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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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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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