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Catherine Bauknight has beautifully captured a timeless moment in the unending struggle of the Hawaiian people to restore their Sovereign Nation. Hawaii - A Voice for Sovereignty is a thought-provoking documentary that respectfully canvasses their journey, hopes and dreams." - - Kris Kristofferson

Maui Film Festival has officially selected “ Hawaii A
Voice for Sovereignty”, This epic documentary will be showing as a
Special Sunday Surprise film at 8:00pm on Father's Day Sunday, June
21st at the Solar powered SandDance Theater on Wailea Beach (below the
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea).

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A portion of the profits will go to the Pasifika Foundation

Hawaii - A Voice for Sovereignty - Demo

Hawaii – A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the takeover by the U.S. in 1893, revealed in interviews with grassroots indigenous people and scholars such as author, Haunani-Kay Trask. The documentary goal is to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Native Hawaiians, which threatens their ancient and environmentally sustainable culture. Bauknight hopes to bring this film to the world stage by theatrical release, screenings at international film festivals, and television programming.



Sound Track CD
Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty

Mahalo nui loa to the very special artists who have shared their mana, mana'o, and aloha within the documentary and soundtrack CD. The enlightenment of their beautiful culture is provided within their music and the soundtrack of "Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty". This fresh, pure Native Hawaiian music takes you on a journey into the Hawaiian experience. The proceeds from the sell of the CD promote the film and the artists who so generously contributed to this production.

Charles Ka'upu
Cyril Pahinui
George Kahumoku
Ke`eaumoku Kapu
Richard Ho'opi'i
Skippy Ioane
Willie K