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Kumu Hina

Kumu Hina

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Kumu Hina tells the inspiring story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher, or kumu, who brings to life Hawai'i's traditional embrace of mahu - those who embody both male and female spirit. Produced by Emmy-winning directors Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson in association with ITVS and Pacific Islanders in Communications, the film traces Hina's evolution from Collin Wong, a timid high school boy, to her present position as a married woman and cultural director of a school in one of Honolulu's grittier neighborhoods. When Ho'onani, a charismatic 6th grade girl, asks to join the school's all-male hula troupe, Kumu Hina gives her the opportunity to express her inner male spirit. As teacher and student prepare for a climactic end-of-year public performance, they meet many obstacles, but hold fast to the idea that being true to oneself matters most.

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Title: Kumu Hina
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Theme: Asian-American Heritage
Release Date: 5/26/2015
Original Year: 2014
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
Catalog #: 2744
UPC: 888295172226
Item #: 1484409X

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Street Date: 5/26/2015
Original Language: ENG
Run Time: 77 minutes
Studio: Passion River

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