Videos of Lanai
Welcome to our collection of videos of Lanai. The island was a pineapple plantation until it was bought by Larry Ellison for $500 million and re-developed for upscale tourism. Its people went from working in the fields to jobs in the island’s new resorts. There’s even been some new infrastructure and stuff to help plantation workers make the transition. Those who lament the passing of pineapple from our islands may have little appreciation for the beastly (and shabbily-recompensed) labor that it took to wrest the prickly fruit from the fields. But pineapple, even though it was miserable labor beneath a broiling sun, had its consolation in the plantation-era pace of life. I’m astonished that pineapple, a Third World commodity like sugar, still has a place in Hawaii. But the hard-scrabble years of the plantation era fostered a hide-bound conservatism: “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down”… which continues to hamper change wherever the status quo seems good enough.
ʻO kāu aku, ʻo kā ia ala mai, pēlā ka nohona o ka ʻohana. – From you and from him, so lived the family. (The farmer gave to the fisherman, the fisherman to the farmer.)
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