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The Great Hawaiʻi Dock Strike production materials

This subcollection unedited footage from the documentary "The Great Hawaiʻi Dock Strike." Fifty years from the day it was settled, Rice & Roses presents a unique look at this pivotal event in the development of the ILWU in Hawaiʻi and also in the development of labor unity necessary for a modern labor movement. The 171 day strike challenged the colonial wage pattern whereby Hawaiʻi workers received significantly lower pay than their West Coast counterparts even though they were working for the same company and doing the same work. With compelling first-hand accounts and dramatizations the program depicts how Hawaiʻi's dock workers suffered "red-baiting" and unrelenting attacks by a powerful alliance between the local media and corporate powers of the day brought back to life in photographs, film footage and the the storied accounts of those who lived through it like Ah Quon McElrath, Bud Smyser, Henry Walker, Jr., Mamoru Yamasaki, Senator Inouye and many of the striking longshoremen, including Joe Kahapea, Joe Kahee, Herman Kila, Levi Kealoha.

Genres

  • Documentary

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Interview with Levi Kealoha #1

Interview with Levi Kealoha #1

Interview with Levi Kealoha conducted by Chris Conybeare on June 16, 1997. Topics include his life leading up to working as a seaman in various...

Year:
1997
Duration:
00:29:29
Interview with Levi Kealoha #2

Interview with Levi Kealoha #2

This video is a continuation of the interview with Levi Kealoha conducted by Chris Conybeare on June 16, 1997. Some topics they discuss are how...

Year:
1997
Duration:
00:31:30
Interview with Herman Kila

Interview with Herman Kila

Interview with Herman Kila conducted by Chris Conybeare on June 30, 1997. Topics include Kila's early life during the Great Depression, the...

Year:
1997
Duration:
00:25:51
Interview with Senator Hiram Fong

Interview with Senator Hiram Fong

Interview with Senator Hiram Fong conducted by Chris Conybeare on July 2, 1997. Topics include saving money for his education, beginning his career...

Year:
1997
Duration:
00:26:17
Interview with Arthur Rutledge

Interview with Arthur Rutledge

Interview with Arthur "Art" Rutledge conducted by Chris Conybeare and Ah Quon McElrath. Topics include his experiences after moving to Hawaiʻi, the...

Year:
1997
Duration:
00:27:25
Interview with Gorman Noland #1

Interview with Gorman Noland #1

Interview with Gorman Noland conducted by Chris Conybeare on May 28, 1997. Topics include Noland's coming to Hawaiʻi, life before coming to...

Year:
1997
Duration:
00:29:11
Interview with Gorman Noland #2

Interview with Gorman Noland #2

Interview with Gorman Noland conducted by Chris Conybeare on May 28, 1997. Topics include Noland's coming to Hawaiʻi, life before coming to...

Year:
1987
Duration:
00:27:30
Interview with Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Interview with Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Interview with Senator Daniel K. Inouye conducted on August 30, 1999. Topics discussed include the Broom Brigade, Dear Joe columns in The Honolulu...

Year:
1999
Duration:
00:21:58
Interview with Norman Asuncion 5/6/98

Interview with Norman Asuncion 5/6/98

Interview with Norman Asuncion conducted by Chris Conybeare on May 6th, 1998 about the 1949 Dock Strike. Topics include his parents immigrating to...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:29:26
Interview with Joe Kahapea 6/18/98

Interview with Joe Kahapea 6/18/98

Interview with Joe Kahapea recorded on June 18, 1998 about the 1949 Dock Strike. Topics include Mr. Kahapea's childhood and start as a...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:30:14
Interview with Lei Kahapea 6/18/98

Interview with Lei Kahapea 6/18/98

Interview with Lei Kahapea, whose father Joe Kahapea, was involved with the longshoremen strikes. The interview was recorded on June 18, 1998....

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:10:26
Interview with Joe Kaheʻe #1 11/10/98

Interview with Joe Kaheʻe #1 11/10/98

Interview with Joseph "Joe" Hoʻokano Kaheʻe recorded on November 10, 1998 in Hilo. Topics include the labor union strike, violence during the...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:30:06
Interview with Joe Kaheʻe #2 11/10/98

Interview with Joe Kaheʻe #2 11/10/98

The second part of an interview with Joseph "Joe" Hoʻokano Kaheʻe recorded on November 10, 1998 in Hilo. Topics include feeding the workers,...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:28:01
Interview with Joe Kaheʻe #3 11/10/98

Interview with Joe Kaheʻe #3 11/10/98

Continued interview with Joseph "Joe" Hoʻokano Kaheʻe recorded on November 10, 1998 in Hilo. Topics include learning how to organize the union from...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:20:12
Interview with Seymour Robinson #1 12/2/98

Interview with Seymour Robinson #1 12/2/98

Interview with Seymour Robinson recorded on December 2, 1998. Topics include the connection between labor organizations and socialism, beginning a...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:27:34
Interview with Seymour Robinson #2 12/2/98

Interview with Seymour Robinson #2 12/2/98

Interview with Seymour Robinson recorded on December 2, 1998. Topics include the Taft-Hartley Act and "loyalty oaths", blacklisting in Hollywood,...

Year:
1998
Duration:
00:29:01