DVD Lanai, Rare Gift of Beauty


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Na Maka o Ka Aina
Format: DVD; 53 minutes

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Lana’i – A Rare Gift of Beauty

Sol Kaho’ohalahala takes a group of Hawaiian Studies teachers on a tour of his beloved Lana’i, one of the eight main Hawaiian islands. From the ancient archaeological sites at Kaunolu to the “Garden of the Gods” and Lana’i Hale, the highest elevation on the island, Sol gives a living history of the island and its people. He also visits the dryland forest protection projects to show how rare and endangered plant species are being propagated.

Joining Sol for this island tour is Elaine Kaopuiki, a kumu hula (hula master), who shares her memories of earlier times at the beach areas of Lopa and Keomuku. Also appearing are Sol’s three daughters who perform a hula to his chant of love for the island.

Co-produced by Na Maka o ka ‘Aina with Nalani Minton.