State of the Re:Union - Hawai'i Legacy of Sugar
For many Americans, Hawai'i is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist facade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country. And so much of how Hawai'i is now comes back to one game-changing element: sugar. For decades, long before it was a tourist’s paradise, what Hawai'i did was grow sugar. That was not only its economic driver, it was a force that remade the place. State of the Re:Union explores the way contemporary Hawai'i is still navigating the legacy of the sugar plantations now in the 21st century.