Produced for ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, this video is a call for teachers to help revitalize the Hawaiian language, which was saved from the brink of extinction by the extraordinary efforts of those who established the Hawaiian language immersion preschools in the 1980’s.
Includes scenes of pre-school children enrolled in the Punana Leo (language nests) at Honolulu, Waiau, Wailuku, Puhi, Hilo and Keaukaha in 1990.
Featuring language scholars and teachers
Larry Kauanoe Kimura
Narrated by Tuti Kanahele.
length: 28 minutes
Hawai‘i Public Television (PBS Hawai‘i) 1992
Hawai‘i public access channels
Community Channel • Sydney, Australia
First place, documentary category – Hawai‘i Filmmakers Section
Hawai‘i International Film Festival 1991