Created in response to community calls for educational resources, Paʻa Ke Aupuni shares a clear, factual rendition of the political history of the Hawaiian Kingdom—from the time of Kamehameha to the close of the monarchy.

At the Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea premier of Paʻa Ke Aupuni, its executive producer, Kēhaunani Abad, described the intent of the team that created the film and OHA’s leadership who supported its development.

“We hope the history shared in Paʻa Ke Aupuni will be an ʻanoʻano—a seed that can be planted among ʻohana and friends that will branch into conversations about how our past is connected to where we are today and the directions we could strive toward in the coming years.

Some people will plant seeds to nurture a conversation about a certain future direction—majestic kumu niu. Others will plant ʻanoʻano along a different path—beautiful kumu ʻōhiʻa. And others still will plant kou, milo, kukui… Our lāhui will need this vibrant uluwehi to ensure that we will be well sustained with intelligent, informed, and passionate dialogue.”