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American Aloha
POV Season 16
Feature Film | 08/05/2003 | 60 Mins

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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Film Credits —

  • Evann Siebens Evann Siebens
  • Lisette Marie Flanary Lisette Marie Flanary