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Streaming Hawaiʻi Videos: Hawaiʻi Videos

Streaming Videos

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UH Mānoa's Hawaiian Collection has many streaming videos available in our library's video streaming databases and in OneSearch.

In OneSearch, you'll find documentaries we purchased streaming licenses for as well as videos we have digitized because they were in obsolete formats. This reformatting began in March 2009 and continues today. These videos are either ones we purchased many years ago or have recorded as part of the Hawaiian Collection's Off-Air Program. A UH username and password are necessary for accessing the videos. The following pages highlight some of our really popular videos and subjects. 

We also have many documentaries that are only available on DVD or VHS. If you are UHM faculty and would like to request to make a physical video of ours streaming for your class, please visit the webpage Course Reserves Media/Streaming Reserves Info. Note these requests need to be submitted two months before the beginning of the semester.

Free Online Videos: Hawai'i/Pacific

  • Hawaii Nisei Story
    Provides video clips of interviews with Hawaii Nisei veterans and selected spouses.
  • Ka‘iwakīloumoku by Kamehameha Schools
    'O 'oe e Kalaninuimehameha e hea aku ana i ka 'iwa kīlou moku lā e komo… 'Ano'ai ke aloha! Welcome to the Ka'iwakīloumoku Virtual Archive – a multi-media haven for online cultural learning. Here you’ll find videos, snapshots, articles, recipes, interviews, profiles of Hawaiian elders, and more.
    ʻŌiwi TV - Native Hawaiian television station. Streams
    ʻAhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola - Hawaiian Language news (subtitled in English) Indigenous Insight - International indigenous news magazine featuring themes and topics relevant to indigenous communities. Produced in partnership with the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network
    Nä Maka o ka ʻÄina - Award winning Native Hawaiian filmmakers.
    ʻÄina ʻŌiwi - Hawaiian language cartoon produced by the ʻAha Pünana Leo Hawai
  • Insights on PBS Hawaii
    Archive of Insights on PBS Hawaii videos going back to 2008.
  • Think Tech Hawaii
    ThinkTech Hawaii creates and disseminates videos of events and news makers relating to technology and globalism in Hawaii.
  • NZ On Screen
    Explore an excellent collection of documentaries, TV shows, and feature films from New Zealand.
  • East-West Center on Vimeo
    The East-West Center, based in Honolulu and Washington, D.C., was established by Congress in 1960 to promote dialogue and cooperative research between the US, Asia, and the Pacific. They have publicly available videos on various topics.
  • Pacific Network
    An Internet network with multiple channels featuring news, entertainment, original programming, vintage television from Hawaii, provided free to the public.
  • Micronesian Seminar Video
    Micronesian Seminar has over 60 free videos available for downloading. Subjects range from the history of the islands to current social issues and health care.


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