Kaui’i Sai-Dudoit is truly the Mother of the Hawaiian Language Revival — she’s a driving force for the Punana Leos – the “language nests” where pre-school children are immersed in Hawaiian, and then go on to schools from kindergarten through 12th grade where all the courses – including trigonometry and chemistry – are taught in Hawaiian. She singlehandedly made a full-length documentarty on Hawaiian history from the Hawaiian perspective. And she’s raised eleven children herself, all of whom speak Hawaiian. A goddess. The indomitable spirit of the Hawaiian woman. Producer-director David Grubin, left, is a wonderful cinematographer in his spare time.

Kaui’i Sai-Dudoit is truly the Mother of the Hawaiian Language Revival — she’s a driving force for the Punana Leos – the “language nests” where pre-school children are immersed in Hawaiian, and then go on to schools from kindergarten through 12th grade where all the courses – including trigonometry and chemistry – are taught in Hawaiian. She singlehandedly made a full-length documentarty on Hawaiian history from the Hawaiian perspective. And she’s raised eleven children herself, all of whom speak Hawaiian. A goddess. The indomitable spirit of the Hawaiian woman. Producer-director David Grubin, left, is a wonderful cinematographer in his spare time.