Faces of the Nation

From the history of the Mahele and the 1893 act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom to the modern-day struggles for land rights, this video takes a look at one of the first native initiatives for self-governance, Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i.

 
Narrated by Sol Bright.
 
Featuring
Mililani Trask, Helen Akiona, James Hueu, Jr., Kamakahukilani Von Oelhoffen, Parley Kanakaole, Apolonia Day, Bobby Alcaine, Lilikala Kame‘eleihiwa, Lydia Laeha, Helen Kanawaliwali O'Connor, Kekuni Blaisdell, Florence Lerback, Paul Neves, Pele Hanoa, Attwood Makanani, Henry Smith, Henry Auwae, Martina Whitehead, Naleen Andrade, Minerva Kaawa, Genesis Lee Loy, and Elaine Needham.
 
Includes Leo Anderson Akana's "Song of Sovereignty," performed by the Peter Moon Band.
 
1989
Length: 1 hour
 
Broadcast/cablecast
Hawai’i Public Television (PBS Hawai‘i)
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network • Canada
Community Channel • Sydney, Australia
Free Speech TV
 
Screenings
New Pacific Film Forum • Berlin
Hawai‘i International Film Festival
 

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