Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Francis “Palani” Sinenci

Special | 26m 46s

After leaving his isolated hometown of Hāna, Maui, Francis “Palani” Sinenci spent decades away in the military before becoming inspired to reconnect with his Hawaiian roots. Serendipitously, he fell into the art of building traditional Native Hawaiian houses. Over the past twenty years, he has become a master, having built more than 300 traditional Hawaiian hales thatched with grass or leaves.

Aired: 05/21/19

Rating: TV-G

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