In mid-January 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of the coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili'uokalani. The event marked the culmination of a century of foreign intervention in the Hawaiian Islands and was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as "an act of war."
This brilliant, well researched, award-winning documentary focuses on the history and events leading up to and surrounding the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Told by native Hawaiian historians with actual quotes from historic figures; the history is visualized by archival photographs, brilliant videography, artwork, and dramatic reenactments. Extremely poignant, informative, and accurate. Highly recommended! Public Broadcast Presentation in association with the Center for Hawaiian Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa. See Hawaiian history through Hawaiian Eyes. (58 minutes)
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