Emme interviews Chris, Robert and Roberto Andrion Sr., who represent three generations in the era of sugar on Maui at HC&S.
Emme focuses on Filipino centennial
Emme Tomimbang's latest television project, "Mabuhay with Aloha: The Hawaii Filipino Experience 1906-2006," airs in two parts this week: at 9 p.m. tomorrow and Thursday on KHON/Fox.
The documentary series celebrates the 100th anniversary of Filipino immigration to Hawaii. Part 1 traces the journey of the sakadas, or plantation laborers, from the Philippines and the struggles of the early years.
The second hour pays tribute to the achievements of Filipinos in business, politics, labor, entertainment and other facets of community life -- while examining the issues that face the state's third-largest ethnic group.
The series consists of interviews, archival footage and photographs collected since last summer by a team of volunteers who combed through material dating to the early 1900s.