Nā Loea: The Masters
Nā Loea: The Masters beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture.
Nā Loea: The Masters beautifully depicts the lives of those who are considered masters in Hawaiian culture. This episode includes two stories: Ancestral Ink features Keone Nunes, a kumu hula (teacher of hula) and master of traditional kākau (tattooing), and The Great Heart of Waiokāne features Ed Wendt, a pioneer in the taro restoration movement who has helped to re-establish the water rights for all traditional farmers in east Maui.
Available until May 2018 through American Public Television
Producer: Kainoa Rudolfo
The Great Heart of Waiokāne
Producer: ʻĀina Paikai
ʻĀina Paikai is from Waiau, in Central O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. He is a Native Hawaiian filmmaker that is interested in bolstering the Hawaiian film industry. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Academy for Creative Media. His films have screened locally, nationally, and internationally, including screenings in Shanghai and Russia. He is currently a photographer and editor at ‘Ōiwi TV, the first television station dedicated to sharing the Native Hawaiian language, culture, and perspective.
Episode 4 of Pacific Heartbeat Season 3