Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i

Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 5:00pm

Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawai‘i’s population, Pidgin captures multi-ethnic Hawai‘i’s heart and soul. 

Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i, airing Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 5 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), 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.



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