Residents share their experiences learning the Hawaiian language in documentary ‘Ola Na Iwi’

The Kula Kaiapuni program graduating class of Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino in Kona. The film "Ola Na Iwi" documents the program from its start in 1988 through its progress to its current state, 30 years later. (Ola Na Iwi/Courtesy Photo)

KAILUA-KONA — Kalimahana Young was just a 6-year-old student when he became a part of an important and long-lasting educational program to keep the Hawaiian language alive.