Words Earth and Aloha
1995 Hawai'i Intl Film Festival's Silver Maile Award Winner
In Hawaii, music has always been much more than a form of entertainment, it has been a key to Hawaiian culture. This one hour documentary explores the sources of a complex tradition, from early chants and 19th century gospel influences, to the work of composers who flourished between the 1870's and the 1920's, for whom Hawaiian was still a first language. The film pays tribute to the poetry and play of their lyrics, as well as the places and features of nature which inspired the songs that are still loved and played today.
Production Studio - Hawaiian Legacy Foundation