Hawaii – A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the takeover by the U.S. in 1893, revealed in interviews with grassroots indigenous people and scholars such as author, Haunani-Kay Trask. The documentary goal is to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Native Hawaiians, which threatens their ancient and environmentally sustainable culture. Bauknight hopes to bring this film to the world stage by theatrical release, screenings at international film festivals, and television programming.


A Voice For Sovereignty

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"It is about time we had a serious documentary dealing with the exploitation of Hawaiian People and their culture."  -  Robert Scheer, author and Editor in Chief of Truthdig.


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There are terrible truths America is just now beginning to understand about the forces of greed, deception and power. This is a beautiful film about a living Hawaiian people fully present with Aloha Spirit and Warrior Wisdom. A  story, long overlooked, told in native voice that will open the hearts and minds of the world." -  Jay April

Jay April, CEO and President for the State of Hawaii's, Akaku: Maui Community Television

Winner: Best Hawaii Filmmaker. 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival

“Catherine Bauknight has beautifully captured a timeless moment in the unending struggle of the Hawaiian people to restore their Sovereign Nation. Hawaii - A Voice for Sovereignty is a thought-provoking documentary that respectfully canvasses their journey, hopes and dreams."

- Kris Kristofferson

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SCREENING: Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty will screen on Kaua’i at the Annual Hawaiian Civic Club Convention on Tuesday November 12, 2013. The screening will be at the Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in the Ha’iku Room, 8:00-10:00 P.M. Kumu Sabra Kauka from Kaua’i will honor us with the opening oli.

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