Listen To The Forest, an environmental documentary by award-winning musician and filmmaker Eddie Kamae, speaks to the widespread concern for rainforest preservation. It is about the Hawaiian Islands, and also about a Hawaiian way of feeling. A film for all ages, Listen To The Forest emphasizes the powerful connection between a unique natural history and Hawaii’s rich cultural life.
Combining interviews, traditional chants, and original songs and dances, this film from the beloved Hawaiian Legacy Series, gives voice to an older form of ecological wisdom summed up in the phrase ma-lama ‘a-ina – to take care of the earth – which is both our physical home and a source of spiritual nourishment. Learn More
Award-winning documentarian and musician Eddie Kamae brings you another powerful story of Hawai`i.
Eddie Kamae is a native Hawaiian singer, `ukulele virtuoso, composer and co-founder of the legendary Sons of Hawai`i music group. In 1986, he launched The Hawaiian Legacy Series in the belief that Hawaiian voices, language, music and cultural wisdom, preserved on film, would be an enriching experience for everyone.
This award-winning, one-hour documentary pays tribute to the untamed spirit of a colorful and controversial Hawaiian man. Known throughout the islands and descended from a line of warrior chiefs, Luther Makekau was part philospher and part outlaw, a chanter and a singer, a fighter and a lover, a cattle rustler, a rebel and a poet.
Born on Maui in 1890, during the reign of King Kala-kaua, he lived nearly a hundred years, shaped by a century of turbulent cultural change.
This November, the indispensable Augie Tulba, Hawaii’s comedian for the local masses, is a force to be reckoned with in his new DVD release: UCC Ultimate Comedy Collection Augie T’s Greatest Hits. Jam-packed with 8-hours of Augie T’s greatest comedy segments including his popular “Then & Now” Farrington High School performance, AND with an unprecedented 3 additional hours of new unreleased material - there is nothing this good out there anywhere!
This is a chance to get all of Augie’s greatest performances at once including the historic sold out Blaisdell Arena Show, “On Tour with Augie T.: Alaska, the Neighbor Islands, & Halawa Prison,” the “Augie Show Seasons 1 & 2 (unreleased),” as well as new material from his 2009 Comedy Crusade in Kane‘ohe.
Feel the Spirit of Aloha in this celebration of the beautiful Hawai'ian Islands. Soar over some of the most spectacular places on Earth, and see them from perspectives you never thought possible while you relax to the traditional music of the islands in OVER® Hawai'i.
For the first time, Hawai‘i audiences will get a chance to know the man behind the comedian or as Rap would say 'humorist', in Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius. Woven throughout the special are highlights from the characters and routines that have brought joy and laughter to generations of fans: Aunty Marialani, Fate Yanagi, Room Service, Mahalo Airlines, Willy Maunawili, and the stuttering priest, to name just a few. (Also included are scenes from newly- found home movies of Rap as a young boy performing the hula and other acts for the camera, revealing that he was destined for show business from an early age.)
Sam Li‘a was a Hawaiian song composer who spent his life in the remote valley of Waipi‘o on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. There he perpetuated the tradition of celebrating the beauty of one’s place and memorializing the events of its people. Among the musicians inspired by Sam Li‘a is Eddie Kamae, a major force in the revival of Hawaiian music. In this film, he translates his gratitude and love for Li‘a into a visual song, in which music, place and people find their original harmony. Learn More
This award winning one-hour documentary by celebrated filmmakers Eddie and Myrna Kamae, pays tribute to the role of the Kupuna (elders) in preserving Hawaiian culture. It focuses on the legacies of three respected Hawaiian elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century. They are Ruth Makaila Kaholoa‘a, age 93, of the Big Island; Lilia Wahinemaika‘i Hale, age 85 of O‘ahu and Molokai; and Reverend David “Kawika” Ka‘alakea, age 78, of Maui. Learn More
Tahitian Cardio Kili invites you to Hawaii, her beautiful homeland, to experience the popular Island GirlÃ¢âÂ¢ dance fitness series. Tahitian dance is the most sensual of the South Pacific, and can also be a challenging workout. Kili demonstrates this unique dance method she calls her " ;secret weapon" for keeping in shape and having a bathing suit-ready body all year long.
Kili has designed this workout to specifically target and tone legs, buns, and abs. You will learn three basic Tahitian moves: `ami, figure 8, and Tahitian bump. Combined with fitness steps, these moves offer an innovative and creative Tahitian Cardio workout to help you lose weight and shape the entire body. Learn More
Kili welcomes you to Hawaii, her beautiful homeland, to learn Cardio Hula. This program is an exciting part of her popular Island Girl dance fitness series. Hula is a graceful Hawaiian tradition that uses hip movements, footwork, and hand motions to speed up your metabolism and target tone your entire body. Learn More
"Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo`ole has emerged as the voice of the people of his beloved Hawai`i. As his music and image have spread, fans all over the world want to know more about this iconic figure. Now, everyone, through this book by Rick Carroll, can discover the personal side of IZ. His music was his passion; his family and friends were his treasure. On these pages many of his family, friends, and associates share stories that will make you laugh and cry and that bring to life this giant of Aloha. It was my privilege to produce Israel's music-music that continues to shape the world's perception of Hawai`i. That music resonates deeply with people from all walks of life, and Israel's message lives on in the people of Hawai`i and in Hawaiians at heart everywhere." -Jon de Mello, executive producer, The Mountain Apple Company
Waves of Change will change the way that you think of Lahaina and see Lahaina forever. Whether you are a visitor to the islands or home grown....you will be captivated and enriched by this film. Lahaina will be forever more than one of the most beautiful and exotic places on earth, but one that spiritually connects the Hawaiian people from ancient times to present day.