Videos of Kahoolawe
It’s just not the military’s strong suit to appreciate the cultural implications of its presence and activities here. The bombing of Kahoolawe over the course of many years was a massive and unconscionable insult to the values that governed the traditional relationship of Hawaiians to their environment. The restoration of this hapless island is symbolic of the restoration of the Hawaiian nation itself. Everything means something, and for the military to blithely bomb the place was a big slap in a once-lovely face, and an insult to local sensitivities that are poised on the razor’s edge. But it’s a good place to begin to rebuild the relationship.
Ho’i Hou Ke Aloha – Let us fall in love all over again.
“Kahoolawe Reborn, Part 1” (4:05)
“Kahoolawe Aloha ‘Aina” (56:13)
“Restoring Kahoolawe” (4:20)
“The Cliffs of Kahoolawe” (3:34)
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