1. The Aerial Photograph Collection at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa Hamilton Library


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    Public Service Announcement

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    • WWF7 - Christine Chan


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      At the Seventh World Water Forum in South Korea, AGWA coordinated a thematic session on "Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation into Water Management, Planning, and Policy." It was co-convened by UNESCO-IHP. This video highlights Dr. Christine Chan of AGWA as she speaks during the panel discussion. In her talk she addresses some of the lessons learned from her experiences in Pacific Island Nations. Dr. Chan outlines some of the challenges facing local populations as climate change affects their lands and offers her thoughts on ways to enhance resilience in these areas.

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      • Pasifika: A Musical Imagery


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        This short film is composed around some images I took during a research expedition in the Pacific Islands in 2014. I was there mostly to cover the elections in French Polynesia (which is currently back on the UN's decolonization list), but also just to learn from the people of the islands. The song for the video was something I wrote while I was there, and this short film, really more of a music video with images, is something I promised my Pacific Islander friends I would do when I returned. It has taken me a while but here it is. Eternal thanks and aloha nui to the people of the islands.

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        • Trent & Sindy: Bora Bora, Tahiti - Highlight Film


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            Professor Stewart Firth Research Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program College of Asia and the Pacific Australian National University Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Stewart Firth has been interested in the Pacific Islands since teaching at the University of Papua New Guinea in its early years. He also taught at the University of Hawaii, and from 1998 to 2004 he was Professor of Politics at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. In between came a couple of decades teaching politics and international relations at Macquarie University in Australia. Professor Firth coedited The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups? (ANU Press 2009) and wrote Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to Australian Foreign Policy (3rd ed; Allen & Unwin 2011).

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            • Hammerhead Tattoos 2014, Nasa's 21st Anniversary of Tattooing (short version)


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              SHORT VERSION of a documentary about Rodrigo Nasa's career, 21st Anniversary of Tattooing around the globe. FULL VERSION COMING SOON!!!!

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              • Our Road is the Sea


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                Our Road is the Sea Dr. Sitiveni Halapua Friday, September 26, 2014 Dr. Sitiveni Halapua is the Co-Director of the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program and a member of Parliament in the Kingdom of Tonga. In this address to the participants of the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan, Dr. Halapua shares his experiences with re-thinking a sustainable solution to sea transport challenges to/from the remote Tongan islands of Niuatoputapu, Tafahi and Niuafo‘ou. He discusses the disconnect between the formal regional integration processes in the Pacific Islands and the needs of people outside the capital cities by talking about his attempts to design, finance, and build a ‘boat for the poor’ that suits the unique needs and situation of people in his ancestral home islands.

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                • Sand Drawing Tradition in Vanuatu


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                  Whilst visiting Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific nation of Vanuatu, we visited the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, replete with excellent displays of many aspects of the life and ceremonies of the peoples of that land, the ni-Vanuatu. Of Melanesian origin, the people we met were all very cheerful and welcoming. Their cultures and languages vary from island to island, but there is a common creole language called Bislama. Edgar Matasanvul, from Pentecost Island, demonstrates an ancient art of drawing sacred drawing which encapsulate some of their sacred symbols. He describes it speaking to us in a mixture of Bislama and English. I filmed his drawing, the art of which is to draw the object without removing the finger from the sand. We were lucky to receive a personal tour of the Centre from Edgar, and he explained in depth many of the Vanuatu beliefs and customs. I feel privileged to have been able to film his drawing, and happy to share it with you all.

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                  • Galapagos Images


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                    Get on board with us on a cruise ship to visit this amazing laboratory of Nature. A journey through the islands of Seymour, Española, Floreana, Genovesa, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Fernandina and Santiago. We will show you the extraordinary and unique animals inhabiting this environment, their natural behavior free from human intervention. If you go to Galápagos, if you were already there or if you wish to get a view of what is in there, this is it. A must.

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                    • Buddy Bess, founder of Bess Press, interview


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                      Buddy Bess, founder of Bess Press, discusses his 40+ year history in the publishing business. Beginning with work in New York City and abroad, traveling across the continental United States, and the company's beginnings in Honolulu, HI. About the company: Bess Press is a family owned independent book publishing company based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. For over 35 years Bess Press has been producing both educational and popular general interest titles about Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Beginning with the publication of two Hawaiian history textbooks, the Press has grown to become a leading curriculum publisher in Hawaiian and Pacific Island studies.

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