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CANEFIELD SONGS: Holehole Bushi   
NOLA Code: CSHB 00H1
Program Length: 1/30
Format: HD
Version: Base
Closed Captioned: Yes
Stereo: Yes
SAP: None
V-Chip: TV-G
Short Description: In this new film, Professor of Anthropology Christine Yano explains, “If we want to know something of what some of these women's lives were like…we could do no better than to listen to their own words, as expressed through song.” The women that Professor Yano is referring to are Japanese immigrants who worked in Hawaii’s sugarcane fields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Through their canefield songs, or holehole bushi, these women sang about their joys and sorrows of trying to start life in a new world. Hosted and narrated by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, the film tells the story of music teacher Harry Urata, and his efforts to record, preserve and perpetuate these musical oral histories.
Broadcast Rights: U/3YRS
School Rights: 1YR
Non-Commercial Rights: Y
VOD Rights: Yes
VOD Rights Type: Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Rights Period: 29-Apr-17 to 28-Apr-20
Available: Royalty free to NETA members and subscribers
Producer: Center for Labor Education & Research
University of Hawai‘I – West O’ahu 91-1001 Farmington Hwy
Kapolei, HI 96707
Presenter: PBS Hawai’i
Date Produced: 2015
Funding:

Arthur A. Rutledge Endowment in Labor Studies
Smithsonian Institution
Bank of Hawaii Foundation
Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii
Farmer’s Insurance

Local Underwriting Cleared: Yes
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhwo/clear/Hole_Hole_Bushi/