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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) the contemporary pacific · 23:1 (2011) as providing valuable inspiration to Native Hawaiians interested in telling their own family stories through film. And perhaps some such inspired individuals will consider submitting their filmic narratives for inclusion in the next `iwi Festival, which is scheduled for 2012. cated. As the film reveals, Kupau was never promoted to the rank of general, even though he demonstrated the highest level of performance throughout his career. While the Hawaiian values by which Kupau lived his life undoubtedly helped him to be a more effective military leader, many of his family members believe that he was overlooked for promotion because he was Hawaiian. Thus, while Kupau may have been able to integrate the Hawaiian and American cultures with some success, there were times when the fault line between the two was clearly distinguishable. As one of a growing number of Native Hawaiian filmmakers, Kirk has faithfully carried on the legacy of her grandfather in that she has inherited his love of storytelling through film. As she stated when explaining her experience of viewing film footage taken by her grandfather over a period of three decades, "I see the world through his eyes, through 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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the contemporary pacific · 23:1 (2011) as providing valuable inspiration to Native Hawaiians interested in telling their own family stories through film. And perhaps some such inspired individuals will consider submitting their filmic narratives for inclusion in the next `iwi Festival, which is scheduled for 2012. cated. As the film reveals, Kupau was never promoted to the rank of general, even though he demonstrated the highest level of performance throughout his career. While the Hawaiian values by which Kupau lived his life undoubtedly helped him to be a more effective military leader, many of his family members believe that he was overlooked for promotion because he was Hawaiian. Thus, while Kupau may have been able to integrate the Hawaiian and American cultures with some success, there were times when the fault line between the two was clearly distinguishable. As one of a growing number of Native Hawaiian filmmakers, Kirk has faithfully carried on the legacy of her grandfather in that she has inherited his love of storytelling through film. As she stated when explaining her experience of viewing film footage taken by her grandfather over a period of three decades, "I see the world through his eyes, through

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 26, 2011

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