EB Films presents Hawaiian Native Life. Produced by encyclopedia Britannica films, Inc. in collaboration with Margaret Mead, PhD. Assistant Curator in Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York City. This black and white film produced in 1940 is about native life on the islands of Hawaii. This black and white, 1930’s era film is about local life in the Hawaiian Islands. The film is narrated. Our The movie opens with an aerial view of a fake globe - as it spins the camera zooms in on the eight islands of Hawaii to the south. A crater from a volcano is shown as the camera pans across the crater :52. Dried lava is shown: 59. The men plant sugarcane in deep furrows in the ground 1:16. The men trim pineapples in the fields 1:20. Men pick pineapples from the plant 1:40. Men hack away at sugarcane with machetes 1:50. The burn off before the harvest happens in the sugarcane fields 1:55. A huge crane with a claw at the end carries sugarcane stalks 2:20. Water mills carry sugarcane from the hills down to where it can be processed 2:40. Sugarcane Mill is shown 2:56. The city of Honolulu is shown 3:25. Honolulu Harbor is shown 3:30. Surfers catch a wave 3:57. Typical Hawaiian house 40. Woman wraps fish in leaves and cooks them over a fire 4:20. Man grates meat out of a coconut shell 4:38. A boy brings firewood back to the house on a donkey 4:50. Two boys throw a net in the water to catch fish 5:07. The shredded coconut meat is put into a cloth and wet with water and squeezed again 5:20. The boys bring the fish back to the home 5:40. The family prays at the table 5:52. A man builds a traditional Hawaiian canoe 6:10. Older brother leads two smaller children on a donkey to school 6:30. Students in a classroom stand to pledge allegiance to the flag 6:50. On the boys playground, a game of football is played 6:55. Asian children mix with native Hawaiian children on the playground 7:28. The men launch a new canoe with outrigger 7:55. Women wrap fish in leaves which will be eaten with poi, 8:20. A pig is roasted on a bed of leaves 8:39. The roast pig is unwrapped from the leaves 8:30. A feast for the launching of the canoe is underway, the ground covered with leaves of banana, the participants drink coconut milk and get ready for the roast pig 9:20. The partygoers use their fingers to eat the poi, 9:52. Hawaiians play ukuleles and sing under palm trees by the sea 10:10. Encyclopedia Britannica. Bring the World To the Classroom.
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