This section spotlights DVD's that tell inspirational stories of America's diverse cultural background. It includes movies that cover the history of Hawaiian Culture and Hawaiian Music, of the small group of forgotten people known as Black Indians, and of one of our greatest accomplishments, putting a Man on the Moon.
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Keepers of the Flame Winner of the Louis Vuitton Hawai'i Intl Film Festival Audience Choice Award This is the story of three extraordinary m 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. Production Studio - Hawaiian Legacy Foundation $18-95
WORDS EARTH & ALOHA 1995 Hawai'i International 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. This film pays tribute to the poetry and play of their lyrics, as well as the places and features of nature which inspired songs still loved and played today. Production Studio - Hawaiian Legacy Foundation
HONOLULU - 100 Years in the Making Honolulu is one of the greatest cities in the world, and the celebration of it's 100th birthday is a perfect occasion to look back at the life of Hawaii's capitol and reflect on the many events, people, and phenomena that have made this city what it is today. Includes never-before-seen archival footage. Production Studio - KGMB9 $17.95
BLACK INDIANS: AN AMERICAN STORY Aurora Gold Award - Omni Intermedia Award This film brings to light a forgotten part of America's past - the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, it explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart, and the challenges that they face today. From the Atlantic Seaboard to the Western Plains, family memories and historical highlights reveal the indelible mark of this unique ancestry, and it's continuing influence throughout the generations. Production Studio - Rich-Heape Films $ 22.50
TRAIL OF TEARS A Native American Documentary Collection of 4 Multi-Award Winning Films TRAIL OF TEARS: CHEROKEE LEGACY BLACK INDIANS: AN AMERICAN STORY NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING IN THE 21ST CENTURY OUR SPIRITS DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH: INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL Native Americans have experienced a history full of oppression and racism. Since the period when Native tribes were found on this continent at the time of its discovery, the British and American governments disregarded Native American as the owners of the territory they occupied, and used aggressive force to take their lands and destroy their people. Follow the journey from the tragic relocation known as the Trail of Tears to the current issues that face America's native people. Production Studio - Rich Heape Films $ 9.95
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is an intimate epic, which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion, of this extraordinary era in American history. Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the moon. Only 12 American men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, and very possibly the last, this movie combines archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen, with interviews with the surviving astronauts. Production Studio - DOX Productions $ 15.95
Voices of a Never Ending Dawn The soldiers called themselves " The Polar Bears ". When World War One ended on November 11, 1918 these men expected to be called home, but that call never came. They were left to fight a savage enemy in Northern Russia eight long months after the war ended, waist deep in snow and in 60 degree below zero weather. There has never been a group of soldiers more tested. They finally became one of the most highly decorated regiments in all of WW1. This is their story. Production Studio - Pamela Peak Productions $ 24.95
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