“Princess Kaiulani” ist the inspiring true story of the most beloved Hawaiian royalty. Kaiulani was born in 1875 as the only child of Princess Miriam Likelike and Scotsman Archibald Cleghorn, and was destined to inherit the Kingdom. After the early death of her mother, Kaiulani was sent to England. There she falls deeply in love Clive Davies. For education purposes Kaiulani even traveled to Germany and spoke German as well as French fluently. When Kaiulani receives news that the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893, she campaigns to restore the Kingdom. She meets with President Grover Cleveland and speaks in front of the US Senate. Torn between the love to her people and the love of her life, Princess Kaiulani is challenged with the toughest decisions in her young life.
Princess Kaiulani stars German born actress Q`orianka Kilcher. “Kaiulani is one of my role models”, says Kilcher in her exclusive interview for “German World”, “she represents courage and compassion. Inner strength, grace and dignity.” Kilcher who grew up on Hawaii also recognizes the importance of “the forgotten dark chapter of Hawaiis history. Kauilani`s Plea for her people carries the message of the rights of indigenous peoples around the world.” Q`orianka Kilcher who is part Swiss part Peruvian sees herself as an Indigenous woman has spoken at the UN declaration of Indigenous Peoples Right in Washington D.C. at the tender age of 16! For more on this extraordinary young Swiss-American actress read more in the summer edition of “German World”.
A must-see movie of romance and a powerful tale. Two thumbs up for Q`orianka Kilchers performance as Princess Kaiulani. In theaters: May 14th.