PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII

Program Details
Air Time: 
08/07/2014 - 10:00pm - 10:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
Profiles the working-class language from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride.
Long Description: 
Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii's population, the Pidgin language - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performance to shed light on this colorful language.