Inspired by true events. Princess Ka'iulani is the daughter of a Hawaiian princess and a Scottish businessman. As a teenager, she is sent to England to be educated, but after the death of her uncle King Kalakaua and the accession of her aunt Queen Liliu'okalani, Ka'iulani becomes the next heir to the throne. The possibility of U.S. annexation is looming and the rights of her people are threatened. Ka'iulani is torn between life in England with handsome young suitor Clive Davies or returning to her beloved Hawai'i. Written by
Her heart was torn between love and the future of Hawaii.
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Rated PG for some violence and thematic material, and for brief language, sensuality and smoking
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14 May 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $186,980,
16 May 2010, Limited Release
Gross USA: $883,887, 26 September 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Ka'iulani's given first name, Victoria, was a tribute to the Queen of Great Britain. In July 1843, Queen Victoria had helped to restore Hawaii's sovereignty and independence during the reign of King Kamehameha III. The queen's given names were Alexandrina Victoria, but she chose not to use her given first name. Similarly, Princess Ka'iulani chose not to use her given first name. See more
In one shot, a chameleon walks across the screen. Chameleons are not native to Hawaii; they were first introduced in 1972. See more
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Princess Ka'iulani died on March 6,1899 at the age of 23, less than one year after Hawai'i was annexed by the United States. Many believe she died of a broken heart at the loss of her nation.
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In 1993, President Clinton signed the "Apology Resolution" passed by Congress. The document offered an apology on behalf of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
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To this day, Hawaiians strive to perpetuate their culture and ...
Lei No Ka'iulani
Music and lyrics by John Edwards
Performed by Blaine Kia and Isaac Sonny Kalua See more