Bishop Museum Media

Bring Wood and Build a House 1970

Produced in 1970, this program is about the Keʻanae Congregational Church (Lanakila Ihiihi O Iehowa Ona Kava Church) on the Keʻanae Peninsula in Haʻikū, Maui. Written, produced, and directed by Steven Moore and Carl Lindquist. Subjects include materials used to build the church; how the church congregation met; a conversation between two women in Hawaiian about attending church; the beauty of nature; nature giving and taking from the church; a part of a sermon in Hawaiian; functional architectural styles; a prayer. Footage includes pictures of missionaries; a man on horseback holding a bible; the inside and outside of the church; plants, animals, and scenery found nearby; the graveyard; ruins of other buildings. Cast includes Tom McDonald, The Kaimana Serenaders (Eddie Kamae, Gabby Pahinui, and Atta Isaacs), Alice Namakelua, and Hannah Kamauaha. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession number 1988.0248.0025.

Languages: English


  • Music video

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