Hā-Breath of Life, reinforces what guests to the Polynesian Cultural Center will have discovered about island cultures through the dramatic telling of one man's life story.
As the show opens, Mana's parents, who hurriedly evacuated their home when a volcano erupted, are washed ashore on an unknown island - yet happily welcomed and assimilated into a new culture. His mother, shortly thereafter, delivers a baby boy who is named Mana.
Nurtured by a village, Mana, evolves through the universal life themes of boyhood, young love, respect for elders, and the value of family - not without hardship and fierce trials.
Mana must prove his worthiness to wed Lani, the love of his life, by walking on fire. Ultimately, Mana must battle to protect his new family from marauding invaders.