A dramatic account of a young Hawaiian’s quest to develop a greater understanding and respect for his people’s past, the film captures the cultural richness of the islands.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1983
  • Date Released:
    April 1983
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Bill Bennett
  • Producer: Greg MacGilivray, Alec Lorimore
  • Director:  Greg MacGillivray
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Alec Lorimore
  • Cinematography: Jeff Blyth, Stan Lazan, Greg MacGillivray, Brad Ohlund
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Basil Poledouris
  • Editor: Alec Lorimore
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Produced with the guidance of the Bishop Museum of Hawaii.
  • Sponsors:


  • Cultural Studies
  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Drama



Film Facts

For the release of this film, MacGillivray Freeman Distribution Company created a full line of advertising and promotional material for use by theaters–the first time this was ever done in the giant screen industry. The package included a traveling mini-museum and a coming-attraction trailer.