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State of Aloha

State of Aloha

State of Aloha

State of Aloha

Directed by: Anne Misawa
Runtime: 78 min
Year: 2009
Country: USA

The film screening is free, but reservations are required. Please make your reservation from the www.nmai.si.edu events calendar.
Join us at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater & Mitsitam Native Foods Café for a Dinner and A Movie event. The Café will remain open between 5:00pm and 7:00pm serving dinner à-la-carte. Regular food pricing applies.

An impressively even-handed documentary presenting both sides of the Hawaiian statehood debate, Anne Misawa’s film is a must see for all. If statehood had such wide-spread support 50 years ago, what has changed?

Featuring a broad range of interviews with over 30 people, including Senator Daniel Inouye and Hawaiian Studies Professor Haunani-Kay Trask, this documentary not only gives voice to the people living in and loving Hawai’i today but also lays out the complicated history of this once sovereign nation, prior to the overthrow of its Queen and the annexation of its land by American interests.

After more than 50 years, the debate still rages as the Kanaka Maoli, the Native Hawaiians, along-side the immigrant populations of Hawai’i fight to retain the beauty and significance of its cultural legacy, as well as determine what is best for Hawai’i now and into the future.
— Melissa Bisagni

Preceded by:

Lychee Thieves

Lychee Thieves

Directed by: Kathleen Kwai Ching Man
Runtime: 29 min
Year: 2010
Country: USA

It’s that time of the year when lychee is ready for harvesting and Hawaiians’ cravings go into overdrive for this unique fruit.

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