This short film is a two-minute journey through the life of the filmmaker, Lurline Wailana McGregor. Her voiceover describes her life as shown through old family movies and photos from her childhood to the present day. The theme is her growing awareness of her Hawaiian identity, what defines her today as a Hawaiian and why Hawaiians have become so passionate about their culture and its future.
E Ola Ka Mana
Hoaka Delos Reyes’ janitorial job at the Maui airport does not define who he is – he is a master pohaku (stone) carver who’s traditional Native Hawaiian values are a the core of his beliefs and his art. Directed, written and edited by Lurline Wailana McGregor.
Born and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i, NoeNoe lives on the other side of the Island in Kona. Her busy life includes her many jobs, raising her sons, helping her family’s catering business, and most importantly, her cultural activities, that are at the foundation of it all. This is the second of a two part series, “E Ola Ka Mana”, directed by Lurline Wailana McGregor and produced for the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association.
Sing, dance and fly along to the musical version of Joy Harjo’s deservedly famous “Eagle Poem.” Visit CD Baby to purchase this song, and experience the other powerful tracks that Native People’s Magazine described as “brimming with soul and beauty.” http://cdbaby.com/cd/joyharjo and http://www.joyharjo.com
Renowned poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo shares some lyrical moments with the camera in this brief but beautiful documentary. Produced and directed by Lurline Wailana McGregor. http://www.joyharjo.com
Joy Harjo performs her song, “This Is My Heart” to images from her photo album. http://www.joyharjo.com
I presented the Louise Aoe McGregor award at the 2011 Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. I wanted to present it in Hawaiian, so I practiced what I was going to say for almost a full week to be sure I didn’t jam up!