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Ku’e Ku’e: Native Hawaiian Sovereignty

I created this music video in 2004 from photos that I took while researching for 3 months in Hawaii. The video was used in a public lecture entitled Ku’e Ku’e presented at The Evergreen State College as part of an academic program called Islands. I was particularly interested in studying and illuminating the struggles of native Hawaiians towards sovereignty and self-governance. Sites photographed include: University of Hawaii Manoa, The Bishiop Museum, Iolani Palace, Waikiki, North Shore, Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, and various other locations on both Oahu and Hawaii (the Big Island)