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Patrick Makuakane in American Aloha

American Aloha

2003 NR

For Hawaiians, the hula is not just a dance, but a way of life, an ancient art that tells of Hawaii's rich history and spirituality. This documentary, originally broadcast on PBS, explores a renaissance of Hawaiian music, language and dance as it continues to grow in California. Following three master hula teachers, the film celebrates the perpetuation of a culture -- from the traditional to the contemporary -- as it evolves to distant shores.