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A short documentary showcases the Hawaii state Capitol building.

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A new 12-minute documentary showcases the history of Hawaii’s Capitol building.

Interviews feature former governors, architects and others who explain its symbolism (think volcano) and why it’s different than those in other states (natural sky as a dome).

The building was this year’s Art at the Capitol theme and this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Capitol’s groundbreaking, according to Will Nhieu, the House assistant director of communications.

The video was directed, edited, scripted, and produced by Jon Wong and Robbie Omura from Olelo’s Capitol branch at the request of Sen. Brian Taniguchi’s office and the AATC steering committee.

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