Posted by David Rowntree on Friday, March 11, 2011,
The current condition of Hawaiian film and moving image
heritage is in a precarious state. Until recently, there was no institution
that focused its effort on preserving moving image materials. With each new
paradigm shift in media communication and technology, older formats are
neglected, destroyed, or discarded. In the transition from film to videotape, a
large amount of early Hawai’i film was neglected. Coupled with the tropical
environment of high temperatures and humidity, the overwh...