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DVD - Under A Jarvis Moon


Various Artists

Copyright Year(s): 2012
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Format: DVD
Price: $0.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Album Notes

In the mid-1930ís, young Hawaiians were sent on a secret federal mission to colonize remote desert islands in the Pacific. They endured unrelenting sun, rats, sharks, and ultimately, enemy fire. This is their story.

Between 1935 and 1942, the U.S. Government sent over 130 young men to colonize the islands of Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Canton, and Enderbury. Living in teams of four, these pioneers collected scientific specimens, mapped the islands, fished, took weather readings, cultivated coconuts, and prepared a landing field for aviator Amelia Earhart.

Under a Jarvis Moon shares this long forgotten story through oral history interviews, log book entries, archival photographs, moving footage, government documents, and contemporary interviews. Interwoven into the historical narrative is the personal story of Bishop Museum educator Noelle Kahanu, who begins a journey of discovery after realizing her own grandfather was a colonist.

A well-made and fascinating documentary of an overlooked piece of Hawaiian history.

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