Juniroa Productions

Made in Hawaiʻi: A Retrospective of Hawaiʻi Film Makers hour 1

As part of their 20th anniversary, the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF) hosts Made in Hawaiʻi: A Retrospective of Hawaiʻi Film Makers, a six-part series looking at 70 years of film making in Hawaiʻi. Hour one focuses on feature films made in Hawaiʻi and by people from Hawaiʻi. Highlighted are four films, "The Hawaiian Islands" (Ford Institute,1924), "Ka Poʻe Hula Hawaii Kahiko: The Hula People of Old Hawaiʻi" (Tatar, 1984), "A Song of The Islands" (1934), and "Found in Hawaii" produced by George Tahara. While "The Hawaiian Islands" and "A Song of the Islands" are considered to be travelogues, they at least give us a glimpse into what Hawaiʻi was like in their respective time periods. "Ka Poʻe Hula Hawaii Kahiko: The Hula People of Old Hawaiʻi" captures hula dances, movements, chants, and Kumu Hula that have rarely been seen. The last film is one example of the work that Hawaiʻi film maker George Tahara has done for the Territorial Nutrition Committee. Recorded on October 4, 2001. Includes interviews with DeSoto Brown and George Tahara.

Languages: English

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