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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - September 27 2011

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September 27, 2011 - "MANA I KA LEO: The Power of Voice"

"Mana I Ka Leo - Power of the Voice" is a stunning documentary film that examines the cultural importance of oli, the Hawaiian tradition of chant. The film points to the revival of oli as a way of life, linking the ancient sounds of the past to the voices and ears of contemporary practitioners. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites you to join producer Dawn Kaniaupio and director Ruben Carrillo for a special screening of "Mana I Ka Leo: Power of the Voice" winner of the Audience Award for Favorite Short Film at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival. Copies of this powerful and inspiring DVD will be available for purchase and autographs.

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Did You Know?

Green Sea Turtle resting on a beach.

The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They return to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to lay their nests, over 700 miles away.