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Title Act of war : the overthrow of the Hawaiian nation / directed and produced by Puhipau and Joan Lander
Published Hawaii : Na Maka O Ka'Aina, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (58 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 3
Summary This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili'uokalani. The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as "an act of war." Stylized re-enactments, archival photos and film, political cartoons, historic quotes, and presentations by Hawaiian scholars tell Hawaiian history through Hawaiian eyes
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed September 16, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Won Cine Golden Eagle Bronze Plaque Award
Nominated Best of Hawai'i Filmmakers
Hawai'i International Film Festival
Subject Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917.
Hawaii -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Hawaii -- History.
Hawaii -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Puhipau, director, producer
Lander, Joan, director, producer