Kōwelo is ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s on-demand Internet streaming video subscription service making our classic Pūnana Leo videos once again available to the public.

Please see our yearly usage fees below:

HOME VIDEO USE grants viewing rights for personal and home use at $10 per bundle per year valued at $50 per bundle.

INSTITUTIONAL USE grants rights to schools, companies and organizations for classroom viewing or viewing within a single-institution at $20 per bundle per year paid in full for five bundles at one time. Videos are licensed for free presentation by the acquiring institution only. If films are to be shown at events charging admission, an additional license fee must be paid.

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Note: No part of these videos may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever. All videos are for personal HOME VIDEO USE of the purchaser. For INSTITUTIONAL USE, please make a separate INSTITUTIONAL USE payment HERE then send an email to niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org and your institution will be manually enrolled into all bundles at one time. Purchase orders may also be considered as a payment option.

Bundle 1 of 5

1. Ka Hakalama: Ha, ka, la, ma, na, pa, wa, ʻa...a fun, animated lesson on video. A good way to practice spelling and reading. Sing along and hulahula too! 3-1/2 minutes. Preschool to grade 1 and beginning language learners.

2. No Pūmaiʻa: Who is the worthiest plant of the valley? Is it the tall, smooth banana plant or the modest ʻaʻaliʻi? A delightful tale of the haughty and the humble. Includes original music and chants. Available with subtitles. 11 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

3. Ka ʻAi a me Ka Iʻa: A visit to Tūtū's loʻi (taro patch) leads to a lesson about the wondrous food of our kūpuna, the kalo, and the appropriate lawena (behaviors) observed when preparing and eating poi. A lesson about the iʻa (fish) of the uplands and of the sea is also lovingly shared. In Hawaiian only. 11 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

4. Loaʻa: A fun video with animation, live action, and original music by the Kukui Serenaders. Highlights the loaʻa sentence pattern. In Hawaiian only. 9 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

5. Nā Hulu Kūpuna: Part of the Nā Hulu Kūpuna series, Māmā Alina Kanahele, born and raised on Niʻihau, talks about life on that island. In Hawaiian only. 24 minutes. For all ages.

Cost: $10 per year | A $50+ value (Click on the link to the left to purchase this bundle via PayPal for instant access.)

Note: No part of these videos may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever. All videos are for personal HOME VIDEO USE of the purchaser. For INSTITUTIONAL USE, please make a separate INSTITUTIONAL USE payment HERE then send an email to niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org and your institution will be manually enrolled into all bundles at one time.

Bundle 2 of 5

1. E Hoʻopili Mai: An animated musical video featuring ʻAnakala Nāʻilima from Pūnana Leo o Hilo. Follow along and learn nā māhele o kekino (parts of the body) and the appropriate use of related ʻaʻano and hamani words. In Hawaiian only. 7 minutes. Preschool to grade 3.

2. Ke Aloha O Ka Iʻa Wiwo ʻOle ʻO ʻOpihi: An animated video based on the song ʻŌpae Ē by Pīlahi Pākī and Aunty Irmgard ʻĀluli. The story of how a boy enlists the help of a brave ʻopihi to save his sister from a giant eel. Available with subtitles. 13 minutes. Preschool to grade 2.

3. E Pū Paʻakai Kākou: How lucky we are to enjoy the different foods brought to Hawaiʻi by our ancestors from all over the world. Let Kekolu and his cousins share some of their favorite ethnic dishes with you in this video. Have fun at the picnic! In Hawaiian only. 9 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

4. Kalanimainuʻu: This video is the traditional story of the chief Punaʻaikoaʻe of Oʻahu and his encounter with the beautiful Kalanimainuʻu of Molokaʻi. They fall in love and share a cave as a home. But, Kalanimainuʻu has a secret that Punaʻaikoaʻe will soon discover. Available with subtitles. 25 minutes. Grade 4 to adult.

5. E Hoʻomākaukau Haupia me Kupuna Helen Haleola Lee Hong: Tūtū Helen Lee Hong shows us how to make delicious haupia at Kalapana. A fun, interesting and informative video. In Hawaiian only. 23 minutes. For all ages.

Cost: $10 per year | A $50+ value (Click on the link to the left to purchase this bundle via PayPal.)

Note: No part of these videos may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever. All videos are for personal HOME VIDEO USE of the purchaser. For INSTITUTIONAL USE, please make a separate INSTITUTIONAL USE payment HERE then send an email to niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org and your institution will be manually enrolled into all bundles at one time.

Bundle 3 of 5 (Now Available!)

1. Nā Hoaʻēkoʻa: Ananimatedvideoin a musical pilinaʻōlelo (grammar)series featuring KīheiNahale-aand Kainani Kahaunaele. Afun way topractice theconcept of oppositesfroma Hawaiian perspective.In Hawaiian only.6minutes.Preschool tograde4.

2. E ʻAi I Kekahi, E Kāpī i Kekahi: A video that retells the popular story of a boy who goes fishing and encounters some amazing surprises. Includes animation and music. Great for young children. Available with subtitles. 11 minutes. Preschool to grade 2.

3. Kahelelani: A child is a lei never to be forgotten. Spend the day with young Kahelelani as she recalls traditional wise sayings of her kūpuna that guide her through her daily tasks. In Hawaiian only. 7 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

4. Kaʻililauokekoa: Enjoy the first ever Hawaiian language feature-length film! This is a traditional legend about the beautiful chiefess of Kauaʻi, Kaʻililauokekoa, and her infatuation with Kauakahialiʻi, the bird keeper of Pihanakalani. Unfortunately, Kaʻililauokekoa is betrothed to Keliʻikoa, a chief of Kapaʻa. Soon the consequences of breaking a family betrothal are seen, as well the great enduring love of Kauakahialiʻi and Kaʻililauokekoa. Winner of the 2001 Kāhili Award. 76 minutes. Grades 4 to 12 and up.

5. Ka Hana Lawaiʻa Niʻihau me Kupuna Harry Kaʻanoʻilani Fuller: Let’s go fishing with Kupuna Harry Kaʻanoʻilani Fuller! Lei Hulu is a native speaker series in which our kūpuna share with us their pearls of knowledge to be perpetuated for generations to come. In Hawaiian only. 9 minutes. Preschool to second year university-level language students.

Cost: $10 per year | A $50+ value (Click on the link to the left to purchase this bundle via PayPal.)

Note: No part of these videos may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever. All videos are for personal HOME VIDEO USE of the purchaser. For INSTITUTIONAL USE, please make a separate INSTITUTIONAL USE payment HERE then send an email to niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org and your institution will be manually enrolled into all bundles at one time.

Bundle 4 of 5 (Now Available!)

1. Kuʻu Iʻa: A sing-along musical video that will help you learn the different parts of a fish. In Hawaiian only. 4 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

2. Pehea I Loaʻa Ai Ka Minoʻaka Iā Nanana: How did the happy face spider get his smile? A contemporary story based on traditional Hawaiian history and legend tells about the different animals who came to visit baby Hāloa, the first Hawaiian, and the gifts they brought him. Includes animation and original chants. Available with subtitles, please specify. 9 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

3. Ka Waʻa Kaulua: Let’s visit the voyaging canoe Makaliʻi with Kahuihui, the animated turtle, the crew and the children from Pūnana Leo o Kawaiahaʻo. The students will learn about the parts of the canoe and meet grandmaster navigator, Mau Piailug! In Hawaiian only. 15 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

4. E Makaʻala I Ka Hana: Let’s take a trip around the Hawaiian Islands with Kalaʻi and Kauʻi as they show you how to correctly use “I” and “Iā” grammatically. “I” and “Iā” have different meanings so beware! In Hawaiian only. 8 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

5. Ka Hoʻomākaukau Heʻe ʻAna me Kupuna Emma Emalia Hoapili Keohokālole: Prepare ʻono squid with Kupuna Emma Emalia Hoapili Keohokālole! Lei Hulu is a native speaker series in which our kūpuna share with us their pearls of knowledge to be perpetuated for generations to come. In Hawaiian only. 10 minutes. Preschool to second year university-level language students.

Cost: $10 per year | A $50+ value (Click on the link to the left to purchase this bundle via PayPal.)

Note: No part of these videos may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever. All videos are for personal HOME VIDEO USE of the purchaser. For INSTITUTIONAL USE, please make a separate INSTITUTIONAL USE payment HERE then send an email to niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org and your institution will be manually enrolled into all bundles at one time.

Bundle 5 of 5 (Now Available!)

1. Mele Pō: Sing along and learn about the names of the three anahulu pō, the 30 pō mahina and when to fish and plant. 5 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

2. Ke Kinoʻō A Me Ke Kinoʻā: Sing along and learn about the three grammatical rules for using “kinoʻō” and “kinoʻā.” In Hawaiian only. 7 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

3. Ua Kū Ka Hale, Ua Paʻa Ka Hale: For what purpose is a house blessed? What are the weke, the ʻamaʻama, the ʻulu and the pua kenikeni for? Let’s go to Laʻikeha and see how a house is dedicated. Available with English subtitles. 10 minutes. Preschool to grade 4.

4. Hōmaikawaʻa: “Hōmaikawaʻa is the latest in a series of beautifully animated shorts. This installment recalls a legend from Kauaʻi in which a fearsome shark terrorizes a group of menehune during a diving competition. Quality animation is universal.” –Keola Lake, Hawai‘i International Film Festival. Available with subtitles, please specify. 23 minutes. For all ages.

5. He Huakaʻi Mākaʻikaʻi me Kupuna Rachel Nāhaleʻelua Mahuiki: Kupuna Rachel Mahuiki takes friends and students on a cultural tour of the Hāʻena area on Kauaʻi. Hear traditional stories as they gather ocean delicacies on the reef. In Hawaiian only. 22 minutes. For all ages.

Cost: $10 per year | A $50+ value (Click on the link to the left to subscribe to this bundle via PayPal.)

Note: No part of these videos may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever. All videos are for personal HOME VIDEO USE of the purchaser. For INSTITUTIONAL USE, please make a separate INSTITUTIONAL USE payment HERE then send an email to niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org and your institution will be manually enrolled into all bundles at one time.