Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Lahaina : Waves of Change

Lāhainā, Maui is a place rich in historical and cultural tradition. Once the home of Hawaiian royalty, the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and a whaling port, Lāhainā's past century saw the growth of sugar and pineapple plantations and tourism. Now, the end of the plantation era and an increasing reliance on tourism brings new challenges. Premiered in 2007, this documentary by Eddie & Myrna Kamae captures the spirit of Lāhainā's multi-ethnic community, seeking to build a future while honoring their colorful past. Featuring Akoni Akana; Joe Badua; George "Keoki" W. Freeland; Florence Hasegawa; Hokulani Holt-Padilla; John Kaaea; Sam Kaʻai; Harold "Hale" Kaniho; Keeaumoku Kapu; Paul "Moon" Keahi; Dr. Paul Christiaan Klieger; Jerry Kunitomo; Pua Lindsey; Barbara Sharp; Mike Tavioni; Shigeto "Shigesh" Wakida; William Waiohu; Students with Canoe Carver: Brittney Baybayan, Hailey Gill, Kai Laconetti, Maragaux Nelson; Lahainaluna High School Alumni and Boat Day Greeters: Ale Arao, Henry Ariyoshi, George M. Fujiwara, May Fujiwara, Lorraine Gomez, Fred Higuchi, Leslie S. Hiraga, June Y. Kaaihue, Donna Kahahane, Stuart A. Kahan, Robert Kawaguchi, Ted Kawamura, Kenneth Keaunui, Earl Kukahiko, Jean H. Miyahira, Violet S. Nishijima, Anita T. Yamafuji, Alyce Yoshino, and Nobu Yoshino. Original score by Gaylord Holomalia and Eddie Kamae. Additional music by James Revell Carr, Ph.D.; Pekelo Cosma; Lilia Wahinemaikaʻi Hale [Mama Hale]; Harold "Hale" Kaniho; Ocean Kaowili; Braddah Pokipala; The Rose Ensemble; Claybourne "Braddah Smitty" Smith; Analu Aina; Mike Kaawa; Paul Kim; Malihini Keahi-Heath; Aima Aluli McManus; and Mihana A. Souza. This documentary won the Pacific Panorama Award at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival. To learn more about Eddie Kamae and the music from the documentaries, visit eddiekamaesongbook.org.

Languages: English

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