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.
Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole has been Hawai‘i's biggest star in the past fifty years. His music, his physical size and most importantly, his aura; a proud Hawaiian man, full of love and life, permeated the Hawai‘i of the '90's to such a degree that when he died, the State Capitol had to be opened to allow his people to expess the extent of their loss.
The performances captured on Island Music, Island Hearts give everyone an opportunity to bask in the immense presence of IZ. Share previous moments with IZ as he joins friends at Waioli Tea House in Manoa Valley, performs with just his “ukulele on beautiful Waimanalo Beach and in a concert among the pohaku at the historic Miloli‘i fishing village on the island of Hawai‘i.
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.
Raiatea Helm, Hawai‘i’s only Two-Time Hawai‘i Female Vocalist of the Year, Twice Grammy® Nominated, and Seven-Time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, delivers a stunning performance of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs in her DVD debut Raiatea Live! Filmed at the historic Hawai‘i Theatre Center on her 25th Birthday, Raiatea Live! captures all of the excitement, beauty, and charisma of Hawai‘i’s premiere female vocalist.
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
Robert and Roland Cazimero are 1.) brothers, 2.) a musical act, and 3.) two very different individuals. The combination of the three has created one of the most dynamic, successful, and beloved groups in the history of Hawaiian music. The Brothers Cazimero: At Home In The Islands is the first documentary to explore all three of these aspects, and more. From their childhood days growing up with a musical family in Kalihi; to their years with the groundbreaking Sunday Manoa; to the birth and evolution of The Brothers Cazimero; to Robert and Roland’s individual influences and personalities, this definitive television biography is an intricate and entertaining portrait of a musical phenomenon that is 35 years old and still going strong. 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
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.