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Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva: Russian Encounters and Mutiny in the South Pacific (review)

Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva: Russian Encounters and Mutiny in the South Pacific (review) 258 the contemporary pacific • 23:1 (2011) cated. As the film reveals, Kupau was as providing valuable inspiration to never promoted to the rank of general, Native Hawaiians interested in telling even though he demonstrated the their own family stories through film. highest level of performance through- And perhaps some such inspired indi- out his career. While the Hawaiian viduals will consider submitting their values by which Kupau lived his life filmic narratives for inclusion in the undoubtedly helped him to be a more next ‘Ōiwi Festival, which is scheduled effective military leader, many of his for 2012. family members believe that he was marata tamaira overlooked for promotion because he Honolulu, Hawai‘i was Hawaiian. Thus, while Kupau may have been able to integrate the *** Hawaiian and American cultures with some success, there were times when Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva: Russian the fault line between the two was Encounters and Mutiny in the South clearly distinguishable. Pacific, by Elena Govor. Honolulu: As one of a growing number of University of Hawai‘i Press, 2010. Native Hawaiian filmmakers, Kirk has isbn 978-0-8248-3368-8, xi +301 faithfully carried on the legacy of her pages, bibliography, index, black-and- grandfather in that she http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva: Russian Encounters and Mutiny in the South Pacific (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 23 (1) – Mar 26, 2011

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Abstract

258 the contemporary pacific • 23:1 (2011) cated. As the film reveals, Kupau was as providing valuable inspiration to never promoted to the rank of general, Native Hawaiians interested in telling even though he demonstrated the their own family stories through film. highest level of performance through- And perhaps some such inspired indi- out his career. While the Hawaiian viduals will consider submitting their values by which Kupau lived his life filmic narratives for inclusion in the undoubtedly helped him to be a more next ‘Ōiwi Festival, which is scheduled effective military leader, many of his for 2012. family members believe that he was marata tamaira overlooked for promotion because he Honolulu, Hawai‘i was Hawaiian. Thus, while Kupau may have been able to integrate the *** Hawaiian and American cultures with some success, there were times when Twelve Days at Nuku Hiva: Russian the fault line between the two was Encounters and Mutiny in the South clearly distinguishable. Pacific, by Elena Govor. Honolulu: As one of a growing number of University of Hawai‘i Press, 2010. Native Hawaiian filmmakers, Kirk has isbn 978-0-8248-3368-8, xi +301 faithfully carried on the legacy of her pages, bibliography, index, black-and- grandfather in that she

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 26, 2011

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