Children Of the Long Canoes

Children Of the Long Canoes


Hawaii never had a written language thus its history and traditions have been passed down through the generations in stories.

Through the artwork of Herb Kawainui Kane, this film brings to life the majesty of Hawaii and its oral history. Named by the state of Hawaii as, "A Living Treasure," Herb reveals singular insights into the history of the islands.

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Come take the voyage which first brought men to Hawaii, and explore the island's myths, gods, great battles and culture through this visually compelling documentary.


"As an artist, in order to paint people of another time, one must develop empathy with them." 

– Barbara Tuchman