Nāʻālehu Anthony

Nāʻālehu Anthony is a Native Hawaiian from Kaʻaʻawa and is the founder of Palikū Documentary Films – a production company that focuses on documentaries and oral histories with a special emphasis on Hawaiʻi and its people. Anthony has a vast array of experience in the film industry and has been immersed in the Hawaiian community throughout his life. His desire to give voice to Hawaiʻi’s stories as told by Hawaiians from our perspective is the very reason Nāʻālehu pursued a career in film and television. Nāʻālehu’s other great passion is being a part of the voyaging community. As a crew member since 1995 and more recently as a captain aboard Hōkūleʻa, his voyaging experiences have shaped and defined him as a person and has been a focal point for his films. Anthony is also the CEO for ʻŌiwi Television Network found on Oceanic Cable’s Digital Channel 326 and at oiwi.tv. ʻŌiwiTV is the first and only Hawaiian owned and operated television network. This was also a project motivated by his desire to provide a dissemination venue for quality Hawaiian content and therefore ʻŌiwiTV is the only all Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian language content station in Hawaiʻi. Anthony is a1993 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and received a BA in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as well as an MBA from the University of Hawaiʻi Shidler College of Business. Nāʻālehu’s upbringing, education, and experience led him to pursue his most recent role in the community as Vice Chairman and Oʻahu Commissioner for the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.


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