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MANA I KA LEO POWER OF THE VOICE DVD
MANA I KA LEO / POWER OF THE VOICE DVD


 
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    Mana I Ka Leo Power of the Voice examines oli (the Hawaiian tradition of chanting), while taking the audience on a visual journey through some of the most majestic locations in Hawaii.  We experience this through the eyes of three contemporary practitioners who have dedicated much of their lives to preserving and perpetuating the voices and words of their kupuna (elders).  Dr. Kamana`opono Crabbe from the island of O`ahu, shares how oli has helped him understand the Hawaiian worldview prior to western influence and why itís important that he continues to pass on this knowledge today.  Kaumakaiwa Kanaka`ole describes his obligation and commitment to maintain and preserve the knowledge of the ancestral memories for the next generation.  Hokulani Holt from the island Maui converses with the setting sun and preserves the Hawaiian heritage.
     Filmed at stunning locations revered to the oli practitioners, this film gives the audience a rare in-depth glimpse at this sacred tradition.  HIFF Audience Award Winner Favorite Short Film of the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival
DVD Features: Widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1; Color; Main Feature: 30 minutes; Special Features/Extended Interviews: 90 minutes