Keeping the Hoʻike tradition alive: KS-Hawaii students produce film telling story of Kahalaopuna

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film. ‘Eleau premiers today on multiple platforms and follows the story of Kahalaopuna, the rainbow goddess of Manoa and her fateful tragedy with love. ‘Eleau translates to “period of darkness.” (Photos by Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

When challenges presented by the COVID-19 global pandemic forced the cancellation of a campus tradition, a handful of Kamehameha Schools Hawaii haumana decided to put their creativity to the test, turning the usual live Hoʻike performance into a one-hour feature film.