Link to Video (98 minutes)
"Hawaiʻi, summer of 1959. As swells and surf wash over the sun-drenched beaches of Waikiki, six teenagers meet and begin a summer together that will forever change their lives."
Link to Video (120 minutes)
"Dramatization of the events which led to the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, the last ruling monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Includes "The Making of Betrayal," a 20-minute segment at the end of the program."
Link to Video (99 minutes)
"Magnum's best friend dies under mysterious circumstances and he's out to discover the truth. He's not about to stop or be intimidated by ruthless drug dealers, hostile government officials or powerful criminals. Filmed in Hawaii." Premiere episode of television series Magnum, P.I.
Link to Video (101 minutes)
"It's the last night at the Paradise Inn, a sixty year-old Chinatown bar closing its doors in the wake of Honolulu's urban renewal. Joe Martin, the veteran manager of the club, soon realizes the price of progress and just who will have to pay. But after a lifetime of doing what he's told, can he do what's right?"
Link to Video (85 minutes)
"A musical about two bungling sailors aboard a battleship bound for Hawaiʻi. They befriend a singing star who has ditched the limelight for a quiet enlisted life and help him evade an ambitious reporter intent on using his new identity for her big story."
Link to Video (76 minutes. Hawaiian with English subtitles)
"Legend about Kaʻililauokekoa, a chiefess of Kauaʻi and her infatuation with Kauakahialiʻi, the bird keeper of Pihanakalani, though betrothed to a Kauaʻi chief, Keliʻikoa. The consequences of breaking a family betrothal, as well as the great enduring love of Kauakahialiʻi and Kaʻililauokekoa is told."
Link to Video (60 minutes)
"Comedy that deals with a local boy's fantasies about life after high school, early marriage, peer pressure, job market, etc. Features Frank DeLima, James Grant Benton, and Tamayose."
Link to Video (96 minutes)
"The body of an attractive young woman turns up in a remote cane field. The killer finally left a clue which leads to the arrest of one of Waikiki's taxi drivers, a friend to two detectives hot on the trail of Waikiki's biggest mystery. The investigation leads suspiciously close to one of the island's most powerful families."
The following films are less than one hour in length and are set in Hawai'i.
Link to Video (16 minutes)
"Marcus Williams and Justine Nakagawa were thought to be destined to be a happy couple. They're breaking up. This film asks the big questions that accompany the breakup of a long-term relationship, as well as the trials of interracial dating and its effect on the people of different backgrounds."
Link to Video (72 minutes)
"A series of 20 comedic 30-second vignettes by the creators of "Pidgin to the Max" and based on the book "Fax to the Max." Bearing such titles as "Blonde Dance," "Spam of the Sea," "Kaneohe Vice," "Surfing Nurse" and Punahou Beach People," the series features comedian Frank DeLima and entertainer Moe Keale. Created by Jerry Hopkins; script by Tremaine Tamayose, Douglas Simonson and Pat Sasaki."
Link to Video (10 minutes)
"Far out at sea, exhausted Paki clings to his overturned canoe. He is rescued by two mischevious spirits from a floating island. They are guardians of a fragrant and beautiful flower. The legend shows how Paki outwits the two spirits, gains their friendship, and sails home with the gift--the malia blossoms."
Link to Video (30 minutes)
"Children's ecological morality tale that takes place in Kawainui Marsh and reflects virtue of an older Hawaiian style of life. Uses live actors, puppets, nature film sequences and children's art."
Link to Video (24 minutes)
"A story about Johnny Lingo, who bargains for a wife according to the tradition of the island, is used to show the self-worth of an individual is augmented by love and esteem."
Link to Video (30 minutes)
"Kahalaopuna, daughter of the gods, is promised to Kauhi, the god of the sea. The princess is given permission to become a mortal for a while. She meets Mahana and they fall in love. Preparations are made for a wedding in his village. The princess goes to collect seaweed for a feast and Kauhi kills her. The god Elepaio brings her back to life but she must return to the spirit world. Her parents promise the young chief that he can join her when he dies."
Link to Video (25 minutes. Hawaiian with English subtitles)
"Based on a story first told by J.A. Akina; and retold by Frederick B. Wichman in Polihale and other Kauai legends, published by Bamboo Ridge Press, 1991."
Link to Video (28 minutes)
"Pee-wee wins dinner for two at the Kalani Lanai Hawaiian restaurant. Which two of the Playhouse gang will get to go?" From the children's television series Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
Link to Video (25 minutes)
"A high school girl steals a necklace from a department store and is caught. She is thrown into the harsh reality of the arrest process, with its humiliating handcuffing, search, fingerprinting, picture taking, interrogation, detention, confrontation with family, and court appearance."
Link to Video (29 minutes)
"A young Hawaiian man struggling to raise a daughter in urban Honolulu unexpectedly inherits family land on rural Molokaʻi. While trying to decide whether to keep or sell the property he meets a cousin who helps him learn about his Hawaiian roots."
Link to Video (27 minutes)
"A dramatization set in January of 1893, when Queen Liliuokalani, ruler of Hawaii by the divine right of descent, pushed for ratification of a new constitution that would restore rights from the English and Americans whose businesses had begun to dominate the islands."
Link to Video (11 minutes)
"A cabin boy on Captain Cook's ship is left behind in Hawaiʻi and is befriended by a young lad who shows him the use of native medicine, the coconut as a source of food and water, the ohelo berries which are sacred to Pele, volcanic eruptions which are interpreted as Pele's wrath, underground lava tubes used as a secret passage and a place of refuge."