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Pacific Islanders in Communications

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Most widely held works by Pacific Islanders in Communications
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad sugar: "O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal 'embodiment' of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures"--DVD container insert
Language matters with Bob Holman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? It is filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak ten different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists are fighting to save their native tongue
Jake Shimabukuro : life on four strings( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on a nine-month tour throughout the U.S. and Japan. The documentary was filmed at concert halls, elementary schools, senior care centers, and in Sendai, the small town in Japan that was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Home video footage, family photos, and interviews with family and friends also document Jake's rise to international fame
Rising waters : global warming and the fate of the Pacific Islands by Andrea Torrice( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews and personal stories of Pacific Islanders living in Kiribati, the Samoas, the atolls of Micronesia, including the Marshall Islands and Hawaii, this program illustrates how the Pacific Islands are the first to feel the effects of rising sea levels caused by global warming
Kumu Hina( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernized society of modern day Hawai'i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practioner, and community leader."--Container
Pidgin : the voice of Hawaiʻi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiles the language of Hawaiʻi's working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaiʻi's population, Pidgin captures multi-ethnic Hawaiʻi's heart and soul. Once again under attack by educators and bloggers, will Pidgin survive?"--Container
Then there were none( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a race displaced by outside influences and now on the verge of extinction is told in this award-winning documentary. Using archival photographs and seldom-seen tourism promotion film footage, this documentary reminds viewers how easy it is to sell Hawaii at the expense of its own indigenous people
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world's third-largest oil reserve. Indigenous people tell their own stories and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption"-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
Dances of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film examines dances from five island cultures: Maori, Samoan, Palauan, Chamorro (Guam), and Kanak (New Caledonia)
Holo mai Pele : the epic hula myth by Hālau ʻo Kekuhi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hawaiian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels) tells the epic saga of the rivalry between Pele, Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, and her sister Hi'iaka. The one-hour performance program features a dazzling display of ancient hula and chant, weaving together archetypal themes of creation, love, and betrayal into a sweeping dramatic performance. Viewers will experience the transformative power and spirituality that lie at the heart of the hula
Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heart of the Sea" is the inspiring portrait of surf legend Rell "Kapoliokaʻehukai" Sunn, founding member of the Women's Professional Surfing Association and one of Hawai'i's most beloved community leaders. While known for her incredible physical power, grace and luminous beauty, it was her generous spirit and relentless works as a youth, environmental and breast cancer activist that made her an icon on the Islands. As she carved a path for women in a sport dominated by men, Sunn tragically discovered that she had breast cancer at the early age of 32. Despite the diagnosis, she continued surfing and promoting breast cancer awareness among native Hawai'ian and Pacific Islander women until her final days. Not only a moving profile of an important figure in contemporary Hawai'ian history, but an important look at Hawai'i as an integral part of America's rich cultural landscape and heritage. "Heart of the Sea" is an essential addition to courses in Asian/Pacific Islander Studies, American Studies, and Women's Health
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change. In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Q'eros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate"-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe"-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
American aloha : hula beyond Hawai'i( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goes beyond the hula stereotypes promoted by Hollywood and tourism to examine the cultural and spiritual meaning of the hula and how hula tells the history of Hawaii through music, language, and dance. Focuses on the perpetuation of hula among Hawaiians living in California. Features three kumu hula, or master hula teachers, Sissy Kaio, Mark Kealì Hỏmalu, and Patrick Makuakāne
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kahoolawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range."-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 25, 2014)
Skin stories : the art and culture of Polynesian tattoo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Skin Stories" explores the transformative power of an art inscribed on the body - as a way to honor the past, to explore ones inner self, and to preserva a culture for the future"--Container
Standing on sacred ground( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents how indigenous peoples stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment. Volume 1: Pilgrims and tourists: "Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian republic of Altai, people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In Northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred rock, as elders protest government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe." Volume 2: Profit and loss: From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, Canada, First nations people are facing rare cancers as their hunting grounds are stripmined. Volume 3: Fire and ice: : "From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change. In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship/indigenous customs that protect biodiversity, even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Q'eros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate." Volume 4: Islands of sanctuary: "Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the temptation and destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kahoolawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range." http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses
Storytellers of the Pacific( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents personal stories and histories of indigenous peoples living on the lands around the Pacific Ocean
Black Grace : from Cannons Creek to Jacobs Pillow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Black Grace, a dance troupe of Māori and Pacific Islander men that rises from a small town in New Zealand to the pinnacle of the international modern dance world, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival"--Container insert
Nā Kamalei : the men of hula( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the journey of legendary master hula teacher Robert Cazimero and the only all-male school in Hawaii as they prepare to compete in the world's largest hula festival. Blending dance and culture with the personal stories of the men, the film tells a story of Hawaiian pride as they celebrate their 30th anniversary continuing the revival of men dancing the hula
 
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Skin stories : the art and culture of Polynesian tattoo