Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox

Kalaupapa Memories

Special | 27m 46s Video has closed captioning.

In this special edition of Long Story Short, we recall our 2009 stay in the Kalaupapa community on Moloka‘i. Members of the dwindling population of former Hawai‘i Hansen’s Disease patients shared what it was like, many years ago, to leave their homes and families. Norbert Kaiama Palea, Elroy Makia Malo, Meli Watanuki and Clarence “Boogie” Kalihihiwa speak of isolation, loss, community & hope.

Aired: 11/27/18

Rating: TV-G

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