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Listen to the Forest

Listen to the Forest

This theme celebrates the completed preservation work on Listen to the Forest, a 1991 documentary produced by Eddie & Myrna Kamae on the biodiversity of Hawai‘i’s rainforests & the unique relationship of reverence that exists between Hawai‘i's native landscape & its people. Over 33 hours of raw footage from the program is now available. To discover more about the films in the Hawaiian Legacy documentary series, please visit hawaiianlegacyfoundation.org

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Eddie Kamae introduces "Listen to the Forest"

Eddie Kamae introduces "Listen to the Forest"

Eddie Kamae strums his ʻukulele and introduces his documentary; while inviting the audience to "Listen to the Forest." Several takes are recorded.

Duration:
00:26:24
William "Bill" Mull gives a tour of the ʻŌlaʻa Forest Reserve on the island of Hawaiʻi tape 1

William "Bill" Mull gives a tour of the ʻŌlaʻa Forest Reserve on the island of...

Naturalist and photographer William "Bill" Mull, Department of Entomology Bishop Museum retired, gives Myrna Kamae a tour of the ʻŌlaʻa Forest...

Year:
1989
Duration:
00:30:07
Interview with ethnobotanist Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Krauss tape 2

Interview with ethnobotanist Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Krauss tape 2

Ethnobotanist Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Krauss talks with Dr. Dennis Meyer about native plants. In this video Dr. Krauss discusses the common uses of...

Year:
1989
Duration:
00:30:35
Interview with Hawaiian language Professor Rubellite "Ruby" Johnson tape 4

Interview with Hawaiian language Professor Rubellite "Ruby" Johnson tape 4

Professor of Hawaiian language Rubellite "Ruby" Johnson discusses the cycle of life and the concept of death--or perhaps lack of concept of...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:28:32
Kupuna Loea Malia Craver reads passages from Kepelino's "Hoiliili Havaii" tape 2

Kupuna Loea Malia Craver reads passages from Kepelino's "Hoiliili Havaii" tape 2

Kupuna Loea Malia Craver sits under an ʻUlu tree and reads a passage from "Hoiliili Havaii" written by Kepelino about birds in Hawaiʻi. The book...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:27:21
Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho's Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua performs hula to the Forest Songs tape 1

Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho's Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua performs hula to the Forest...

Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho's Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua performs hula to the Forest Songs "Kāhuli Aku," "Nānā Mai," and "Sweet Hāhāʻaiakamanu," on their...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:23:02
Students at Mountain View Elementary School sing "Nānā Mai" with director Eddie Kamae

Students at Mountain View Elementary School sing "Nānā Mai" with director Eddie...

Students at Mountain View Elementary School sing "Nānā Mai" with director Eddie Kamae. They record several takes of the Hawaiian and English...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:26:10
Interview with Kupuna Loea Malia Craver

Interview with Kupuna Loea Malia Craver

Kupuna Loea Malia Craver continues to read passages from Kepelino's "Hoiliili Havaii." She also discusses the shift of 1800s Hawaiian to modern...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:15:40
Interview with Professor Hirini Melbourne and musicologist Richard Nunns tape 1

Interview with Professor Hirini Melbourne and musicologist Richard Nunns tape 1

This video begins with scenic footage of Volcanoes National Park. Hailing from University of Waikato, Professor Hirini Melbourne shares stories of...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:27:56
Kawehi Ryder and students of Nā Kamaliʻi ʻo ʻAiea tape 2

Kawehi Ryder and students of Nā Kamaliʻi ʻo ʻAiea tape 2

Kawehi Ryder discusses his work on bringing the forest and Hawaiian values into schools. By following what kūpuna have done for him, he himself has...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:30:01
Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaiʻi perform Forest Songs tape 1

Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaiʻi perform Forest Songs tape 1

Eddie Kamae and The Sons of Hawaiʻi (Braddah Smitty, George Kuo, and Joe Marshall) perform several takes and instrumental versions of the Forest...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:28:44
Kumu Hula Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele and Hālau O Kekuhi perform several takes of "Kualoloa Keaʻau I Ka Nāhelehele"

Kumu Hula Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele and Hālau O Kekuhi perform several takes of...

Kumu Hula Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele and Hālau O Kekuhi perform several takes of "Kualoloa Keaʻau I Ka Nāhelehele" in the forest from which they...

Year:
1991
Duration:
00:18:12