KA MO‘OPUNA I KE ALO, THE GRANDCHILD IN THE PRESENCE

“Ka moʻopuna i ke alo, The grandchild in the presence” is a short documentary honoring the life, work and legacy of Mary Kawena Pukui. Kawena dedicated her life to perpetuating ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, na mea Hawaiʻi, and ʻike kupuna. Through interviews with her eldest grandson, Laʻakea Suganuma; Kanaka ʻŌiwi scholar Noenoe K. Silva; and Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Historian, DeSoto Brown, we’re given a glimpse into the magnitude of her influence as a scholar, educator and composer. She helped preserve hula kahiko; translated nūpepa, mele and oli at the Bishop Museum; co-authored the 1957 Hawaiian Dictionary; recorded oral histories throughout ka pae ʻāina; and collaborated with social workers at the Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s center.

Plays with: Pacific Showcase Shorts

SPONSORED BY

Pacific Islanders in Communications

In-Person

Showtime Dates: November 9, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Consolidated Theatres Kahala
Passholder Access: All Access, Supporter

Online Access

Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival
Only Accessible from: USA

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Sancia Shiba Nash
PRODUCER(S)Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
CINEMATOGRAPHERkekahi wahi (Sancia Shiba Nash + Drew K. Broderick)

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 16 Minutes
LANGUAGE: English, Hawai‘ian

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