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Title Keepers of the flame : the legacy of three Hawaiian women / by Eddie and Myrna Kamae
Published Honolulu, HI : Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 3
Summary This is the story of three extraordinary Hawaiian women who helped revive Hawaiian culture when it was perilously close to being lost. It was a time when the monarchy had been overthrown, the Hawaiian language banned from public places and schools, and the Hawaiian heartbeat of hula forced underground. Mary Kawena Pukui, 'lolani Luahine and Edith Kanaka'ole combined commitment to Hawaiian history with art and aloha, to reignite the flame of tradition. Each planted seeds of the Hawaiian cultural renaissance. Kawena as a history and language expert, teacher and author, 'lolani as a chanter, cultural icon and 'high priestess of hula' and Edith as a songwriter, teacher and founder of the traditional school of hula, Halau O Kekuhi. The lives of these three great women are described through heartfelt interviews with people who knew and were influenced by them, along with wonderful archival footage collected throughout the years
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed September 16, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Won 2005 Louis Vuitton Hawaiian International Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Best Documentary
Subject Pukui, Mary Kawena, 1895-1986.
Kanaka╩╗ole, Aunty Edith.
Luahine, ╩╗Iolani, 1915-1978.
Women -- Hawaii -- Biography.
Women -- Hawaii -- Social conditions.
Hawaii -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Kamae, Myrna, producer
Kamae, Eddie, director
Mahaffay, Dennis, producer
Dulce, Elissa, narrator