Ryan Ozawa reviews Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” episode on Hawaii that airs on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. Hawaii time (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Thompson talks of the dark days of native Hawaiian culture, and its resurgence, and Bourdain gives a decent 30-second history lesson running from the arrival of Westerners through the overthrow and […]
Ke Aupuni Update June 9, 2015
Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono. ——— Aloha kakou. The past 3 weeks back in the islands has been amazing. The advances made in Geneva and […]
This BuzzFeed News story by Michelle Broder Van Dyke on the movie ‘Aloha’ is an absolute must read to understand Bumpy’s perspective on the movie ‘Aloha’ and Cameron Crowe’s relation with Bumpy and the village of Puuhonua o Waimanalo.
While controversy over the film’s title and racial aspects of casting have overshadowed other aspects of […]
HILO, Hawaii – The Hawaii County Council Committee on Governmental Relations and Economic Development took up a rare discussion on Hawaiian sovereignty in Hilo on Tuesday. Puna Councilman Danny Paleka introduced a resolution requesting the Hawaii state legislature designate July 31st as Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea, recognizing the day independence was restored to the Kingdom of […]
[Note: I know Ed Rampell from back in the Ohana Council days, and with his knowledge of Hawaii film history (having written multiple books on the subject, as noted in the mini-bio at the bottom) and being familiar with Hawaiian independence movement for almost three decades, he is uniquely suited to offer a […]
Chad Blair has a ranging review of ‘Aloha’ movie in Civil Beat, which includes this:
In another scene, Hawaiian sovereigntist Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele — who plays Hawaiian sovereigntist Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele — is looking up at the sky from his Waimanalo compound during a downpour.
Bumpy is actually one of the best things about […]
There are tons of reviews out there for the movie ‘Aloha.’ Whatever else critics may object to, they have mostly positive takes on Bumpy’s role in the film, and how his character (basically playing himself) is treated respectfully, and conveys a genuine voice about Hawaiian issues, history and culture.
But I want to […]
Director Crowe calls ‘Aloha’ his ‘love letter’ to the isles By Ed Rampell / Special to the Star-Advertiser
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015
Native Hawaiian sovereignty activist Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele, left, with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in a scene from “Aloha” that was shot at Kanahele’s Waimanalo compound. The film opens […]
Local participants say the movie ‘Aloha’ deserves its name
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Tuesday, May 26, 2015
By Mindy Pennybacker
The long, tall pavilion with a peaked roof could have been a canoe hale if it weren’t sitting high up in a mountain valley like an ark left by a receding flood. It had been left behind, […]