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    Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe

    Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe

    Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe.
    with Nāʻālehu Anthony of ʻŌiwi TV

    Recorded Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Atherton Hālau

    Moananuiākea is a documentary film telling the story of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage of legendary canoe Hōkūleʻa.

    The three-year voyage connected countless individuals and communities from around the globe. It was also the fulfillment of the vision of pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries, to pass the mantle of celestial navigation to the next generation of kānaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come.

    The film is presented by the Polynesian Voyaging Society and ʻŌiwi TV and produced by Nāʻālehu Anthony, Bryson Hoe, and Maui Tauotaha, all of whom served as crew members on Hōkūleʻa.

    Traditions of the Pacific is coordinated by the Bishop Museum Association Council, the supporting council for Bishop Museum members, to celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

    • 47 min
    Nerd Nite Honolulu Presents Bishop Museum Takeover!

    Nerd Nite Honolulu Presents Bishop Museum Takeover!

    Nerd Nite Honolulu Presents Bishop Museum Takeover!

    Recorded Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Anna O’Brien’s

    Nerd Nite HNL and Bishop Museum join forces for a special evening.

    Going Back to the Future with Bishop Museum’s Archaeology Collections
    with Jillian A. Swift, Bishop Museum Archaeologist

    Bishop Museum Collections Trivia – Vertebrate or Invertebrate?
    with Molly Hagemann and Holly Bolick, Bishop Museum Vertebrate and Invertebrate collections managers

    Weird and Wonderful: Highlights of the Personal Collection of a Hawai’i Historian
    with DeSoto Brown, Bishop Museum Historian

    • 56 min
    Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai

    Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai

    Traditions of the Pacific
    Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai
    With friends of Rell Sunn:
    Dalani Tanahy, Kapa Hawaiʻi, Westside Wahine surfer; Jeannie Chesser, pro-surfer and artist; Sonya Evenson, surf report DJ and champion windsurfer; Laura Blears, pro-surfer; Laola Lake Aeʻa, one of the founding organizers of Women's Pro Surfing Association, and water safety instructor; Brooke Holt-Pennel, surfer; and Toni Hambaro, surfer.

    Panel of speakers' discussion recorded on Thursday, February 20, 2020 after film showing in Atherton Hālau.

    Heart of the Sea is a documentary film about surf legend and “Queen of Mākaha,” Rell Kapoliokaʻehukai Sunn. Sunn was a founding member of the Women’s Professional Surfing Association and a beloved breast cancer activist. With exhilarating water scenes and captivating archival footage of surf culture, Heart of the Sea is an important look at Hawaiʻi’s integral part in America’s rich cultural heritage, and a stirring portrait of a courageous legend.

    Traditions of the Pacific is coordinated by the Bishop Museum Association Council, the supporting council for Bishop Museum members, to celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

    Watch Heart of the Sea online https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rellsunndoc

    • 34 min
    The Hawaiian Temple System in Ancient Kahikinui and Kaupō, Maui

    The Hawaiian Temple System in Ancient Kahikinui and Kaupō, Maui

    The Hawaiian Temple System in Ancient Kahikinui and Kaupō, Maui
    with Dr. Patrick V. Kirch

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Atherton Halau

    The book Heiau, ‘Āina, Lani, meaning “Temples, Land, and Sky,” is a collaborative study by Dr. Patrick V. Kirch and Clive Ruggles, using an approach that combines archaeology and archaeoastronomy. The remarkably well-preserved archaeological landscape of Kahikinui and Kaupō in southeastern Maui includes some 78 heiau, or temple sites, ranging from small coastal fishing shrines, through agricultural fertility temples, to the imposing war temples of Loʻaloʻa and Pōpōiwi, where Maui’s King Kekaulike offered up human sacrifices.

    Building on detailed mapping and study of these temple foundations, Kirch and Ruggles generated new insights into how heiau served not only as places of sacrifice and prayer, but also as locations where kāhuna observed the heavens. Observing the rising of the Pleiades (Makaliʻi), and probably also the solstices, allowed the kāhuna to calibrate the Hawaiian lunar calendar, keeping it in sync with the solar year.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Science through Art: Birds of a Feather Working Together

    Science through Art: Birds of a Feather Working Together

    Science through Art: Birds of a Feather Working Together
    with Molly Hagemann, Invertebrate Zoology collections manager and Laurie Sumiye, artist

    Recorded on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Atherton Halau

    The Natural History collections at #BishopMuseum are an invaluable resource for artists who interpret scientific specimens differently than scientists do. Hear from the Museum’s Molly Hagemann and artist Laurie Sumiye about how a mutual love of birds developed into a friendship and a professional collaboration involving the Museum’s Avian Collection. Laurie created molds from the albatross eggs in the Museum collections and then fashioned resin eggs filled with marine debris to illustrate the impact of plastic on North Pacific albatross populations. This art installation, Laysan 1902, is now on display in the Science Adventure Center. The next collaborative project is a documentary film on the palila, a critically endangered honeycreeper. These stories increase public awareness and help preserve Hawaiʻi’s dwindling biodiversity.

    This program is coordinated by the Bishop Museum Education Department to celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Archive of Te Rangihiroa

    The Archive of Te Rangihiroa

    The Archive of Te Rangihiroa
    with Wānanga | Wānana Research Residency recipients:
    Ngahina Hohaia (Taranaki, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngāti Haupoto) Visual artist; and Julian Arahanga (Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi), Film and television writer, director, producer, and researcher

    Recorded on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Atherton Halau

    Hear the findings and insights of the two Wānanga | Wānana Research Residency recipients on their explorations into the archival materials of Taranaki-born Māori scholar Te Rangihiroa from Ngāti Mutunga—also known as Sir Peter Buck (ca. 1880–1951). Buck was a physician, statesman, and scholar, and the first indigenous director of Bishop Museum, from 1936 until his passing in 1951. He documented the rich cultures of Polynesia and brought worldwide awareness of their skills and accomplishments. One of the world’s leading Polynesian scholars, Buck’s work and leadership continue to have a lasting impact on the Pacific and on the relationship between Māori and Kānaka Maoli.

    The Wānanga | Wānana Research Residency is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Bishop Museum Library & Archives.

    • 1 hr 46 min

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