HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's respected filmmaking duo, Eddie and Myrna Kamae will honor Hawaii's rich cultural with numerous screenings of their award-winning documentaries in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian as part of a special Daily Screening Film Series and the Celebrate Hawaii Festival this May. Free daily screenings of "Words, Earth and & Aloha" along with "Keepers of The Flame: The Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women" will open the film series beginning May 1 at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively, and run throughout the entire month. Eddie and Myrna Kamae will participate in a Q & A interview via Skype to discuss each film and the work being done by their Hawaiian Legacy Foundation. To kick-off the festivities of the Celebrate Hawaii Festival, the couple will screen free of charge, "The Sons of Hawaii: A Sound, A Band, A Legend," the story of one of Hawaii's most influential musical groups spanning forty years, during the museum's evening of Dinner and a Movie on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. All of these award-winning documentaries celebrate the stories of Hawaii's people, music, customs, dance, environment and life lessons that might have been lost had it not been for the couple's passion and pursuit throughout the years. Here, the stories vividly come alive, told through the eyes of some of Hawaii's most respected gatekeepers who entrusted the Kamaes with key pieces of a rich heritage that bridge centuries, and have ultimately been captured on video and passed forward to a new generation. Both Eddie and Myrna Kamae have committed themselves to the preservation of Hawaii's changing culture and pass it along in DVD form, streaming video, film clips, archival materials, music and recordings and, as part of a unique educational teaching series in schools as a tool to unlock the past and bring inspiration to the minds of today's youth. The Hawaiian Legacy Foundation Series continues to expand their DVD collection with such award-winning titles as: LUTHER KAHEKILI MAKEKAU: A One Kine Hawaiian Man; LISTEN TO THE FOREST; WORDS EARTH & ALOHA: The Sources of Hawaiian Music; THE HISTORY OF THE SONS OF HAWAI'I; KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women, LAHAINA: Waves of Change, KI HO'ALU SLACK KEY, HAWAIIAN VOICES: Bridging Past to Present, LI'A: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man and THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae to provide a powerful way of preserving the Hawaiian culture and sharing the knowledge to the broadest possible audience.
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