Na Maka o Ka Aina
Format: DVD; 23 minutes
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E Ho’omakaukau Haupia me Kupuna Helen Haleola Lee Hong
(“Let’s make haupia with Kupuna Helen Haleola Lee Hong”)
Larry Kimura visits Helen Haleola Lee Hong at the Keliihoomalu family residence in Kaimu on Hawai’i island, to learn how to prepare haupia (coconut pudding).
Assisted by Sammy Keliihoomalu, Helen shows how to select and husk the coconuts, demonstrates old and new ways of grating the coconut meat and cooks up the ingredients on the stove. While waiting for the haupia to cool, she reminisces about her younger days in Puna.
Videotaped July 19, 1990, while lava flows were covering nearby Kalapana homes.
In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.
Produced in association with ‘Aha Punana Leo. Producers: Makalapua Ka’awa, Ke’ena ‘Olelo Hawai’i, University of Hawai’i – Manoa
Larry Kimura University of Hawai’i – Hilo