Hosted by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
In August 1993, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina (an independent Hawaiian documentation team) spent twelve days filming the proceedings Ka ho’okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli —Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawaiʻi, 1993, in which the United States and the state of Hawaiʻi were put on trial for crimes against the original people of Hawaiʻi, the Kānaka Maoli. A panel of international judges was convened to hear the charges, which included genocide, ethnocide, the taking of Hawaiʻi’s sovereign government, and the destruction of its environment. This award-winning documentary captures the words and personal experiences of witnesses, many of whom faced arrest and eviction from native lands.