(“Let’s make haupia with Kupuna Helen Haleola Lee Hong”)
Larry Kimura visits Helen Haleola Lee Hong at the Keliihoomalu family residence in Kaimū in the Puna district of Hawai‘i island, to learn how to prepare haupia (coconut pudding) and talk story about earlier times.
Assisted by Sammy Keliihoomalu, Helen shows how to select and husk the coconuts, demonstrates old and new ways of grating the coconut and cooks up the ingredients on the stove. While waiting for the haupia to cool, she reminisces about her younger days in Puna.
Videotaped July 19, 1990, while lava flows were covering nearby Kalapana homes.
In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.
Produced in association with ‘Aha Pūnana Leo.
Ka Haka ‘Ula Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language
University of Hawai‘i - Hilo campus
Makalapua (Kaawa) Alencastre
Ke‘ena ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i
University of Hawai‘i - Mānoa
Length: 23 minutes
Hawai‘i public access channels