Hawaiian Islands, presented by Eastman Kodak Films, is a 1927 black and white, silent film. The purpose of the film is to highlight local life on the islands, with special attention paid to Honolulu. The film also displays the process of farming pineapples and sugarcane and displays the molten lava within the crater of Mount Kilauea. The film opens with the moon hitting the ocean as waves roll on shore. Volcano is shown with water in the foreground: 33. Large cruise ship leaves the port as young boys look on: 45. People diving off the cruise ship and climbing back up: 50. Boys swim in the water 1:00. A view of palm trees and water hitting the coast 1:05. A boy shimmies up a palm tree to get coconuts 1:15. Title Screen: Hawaii Is the Meeting Place of Races – White, Yellow and Brown 1:37. Little girls in white dresses pose for the camera 1:54. Asian children sit outside a building on a box and a boy holds a coconut 2:00. An animated map of Hawaii shows the different islands 2:35. Title screen: Honolulu, the Capital City 2:45. A sweeping view of Honolulu 2:53. A streetcar in downtown Honolulu 2:58. An officer directs traffic at an intersection 3:03. Japanese women walk down the street in front of shops 3:13. A car comes down a road lined with palm trees 3:28. Title screen: Waikiki Beach is a playground for Honolulu 3:43. People enjoying the beach as the surf rolls in and people swim 3:55. Surfers catch a wave 4:05. Title screen: Tropical Beauty Marks Sea Cliff and Mountain Valley 4:20. A view looking down at the ocean surf 4:35. A beautiful waterfall falls into a grotto 4:45. Another waterfall pounds the rocks below 4:52. Title screen: Pineapple Plantations Extend for Miles and Miles 5:01. Sweeping views of the pineapple fields 5:07. A man on horseback goes through the fields 5:16. Worker carries a bundle in the fields 5:30. Pineapples are being harvested by hand 5:55. Man shows how pineapples should be taken from the plant 6:30. Pineapples are put in boxes and packed 6:45. Pineapples are put on a conveyor belt 6:59. Pineapple rinds are peeled from the fruit 7:19. Pineapples go through a washing machine 7:30. Pineapples are sliced on a machine 7:35. Women take the slices of pineapple and put them in separate cans 7:45. Pineapples are canned and the cans ride a conveyor belt through a steam machine 8:14. Title screen: The Sea Abounds in Fish 8:18. A man throws a fishing net into the surf and then dives in after it 8:33. A fisherman empties his net of many fish 8:40. Title screen: Poi Is a Favorite Native Dish, 8:50. A man prepares a fire in a large metal pot is then carried by two men prepare the Poi 9:09. The taro root is being crushed by a man in a large dish 9:27. Men knead the dough 9:30. Title screen Native Home Life Is Simple and Friendly 9:48. Traditional Hawaiian games are played in a classic Hawaiian thatch hut 10:10. Woman weaves leaves together 10:47. Title screen: Brown Sugar for Export Is Made from Sugarcane 10:55. Sugarcane fields are shown 11:00. A large tractor pulls to sowing plows 11:15. A man with a machete chops sugarcane stalks 11:30. The sugarcane stalks are planted by machine and then hoed by men 11:50. Men in the fields harvest the sugarcane with machetes 12:10. View of a train trestle with the ocean in the background 12:40. The sugarcane is crushed and juice is extracted 13:15. Sugarcane factory is shown 13:30. Bags come down the chute onto a conveyor belt 13:40. Bags are loaded onto a ship to head to the mainland 14:00. Title screen: The Crater of Kilauea the Seething Mass of Molten Lava 14:09. The crater of Kilauea is shown bubbling with lava 14:30.
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