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Sons of Hālawa - University of Hawaiʻi System


Sons of Hālawa - University of Hawaiʻi System

April 2018

Sons of Hālawa 


Hālawa Valley is one of the oldest inhabited locations in Hawaiʻi. At the age of five, Pilipo Solatorio was chosen to be the carrier of Hālawa’s ancient traditions. Now in his seventies, Pilipo is the last of his generation living in the isolated valley. He needs to find a successor to replace him as the carrier of Hālawa's cultural treasures before they are lost forever. Will Pilipo's son, Greg, come home to take on the responsibility of carrying traditions forward, or will Pilipo’s two hānai (adopted) sons (Josh, a taro farmer, and Jason, a musician from New York) be left with the challenge? 


When: April 30, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Kuykendall Hall Room 203

2517-2523 Correa Rd. Honolulu, HI 96822 


University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu - Library Room B-157 

90-001 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707


Kauai Community College - Learning Resource Center Room 122 

3-1901 Kaumualiʻi Hwy, Lihue HI 96766


UHMC Molokai Education Center - Room 103 

375 Kamehameha V Hwy. Kaunakakai HI 96748


University of Hawaiʻi Hilo - Media Services Room 358

200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo, HI 96720-4091



Sons of Halawa

Pilipo Solatorio is the last to hold the cultural traditions of Hālawa Valley - will his sons come home to take on the responsibility of carrying these traditions forward?

Matt Yamashita
Full-Length Film

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