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PBS Premiere: Aug. 5, 2003Check local listings »
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 10, 2004
Encore Broadcast: Jan. 1, 2018


Few American icons are as well known for their popular kitsch as the hula dance. From old Hollywood movies to entertainment for tourists, the hip-swaying girls in grass skirts and colorful lei have long masked an ancient cultural tradition. Now, after years of being shadowed by stereotypes, the hula is experiencing a rebirth that celebrates Hawaiian culture across the American mainland.

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