ʻIolani Palace : Hawaii's Past Today
Digitized from 16mm film "In 2014, ʻUluʻulu, with generous support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, preserved and digitized 49 motion picture film reels from the Friends of ʻIolani Palace collection. These films, which have not been viewed in over 30 years, document the decade-long restoration of ʻIolani Palace from 1969-1979 after it had fallen into disrepair and used as government offices during the various governing eras of the Provisional Government, the Republic of Hawaiʻi, and the Territory of Hawaiʻi. Travel back in time with us at this special event screening of the newly preserved documentary films directed by legendary local filmmaker George Tahara. The premiers of the digitized ʻIOLANI PALACE : HAWAII'S PAST TODAY and ʻIOLANI PALACE RESTORATION will be followed by a panel discussion about the technical aspects of film archiving and preservation, the history of the Palace restoration, and the importance of ʻIolani Palace as the center of social and political life for the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi" From the 2014 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival program
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