Na Maka o Ka Aina
Format: DVD, 21 minutes
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James Hu’eu, Jr. – Na Hulu Kupuna series
Na Hulu Kupuna is a series of video portraits featuring Hawaiians of the kupuna (grandparent) generation sharing knowledge and stories in their native tongue.
In this program, interviewer Tuti Kanahele travels to the taro-growing district of Ke’anae, Maui, to talk with James Keolaokalani Hu’eu, Jr., a long-time resident and taro grower.
Kupuna Hu’eu takes Tuti on a tour of the lo’i, or taro patches, naming the many different varieties of taro and demonstrating how to plant and harvest.
Videotaped June 12, 1991 at Ke’anae, Maui. 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
Lilikala Kame’eleihiwa, Ph.D, Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai’i – Manoa