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Title Kumu Hina [Hoopla electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Passion River, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 77 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Joe Wilson.
Performer Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Haemaccelo Kalu, Hoʻonani Kamai.
Summary Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawai'i. 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 Pacifc 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.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Pacific Islanders -- History.
Hula (Dance) -- Study and teaching.
Hawaiians -- Social life and customs.
Hawaii -- Social life and customs.
Transgender people -- Identity.
Gender identity -- Hawaii.
Hula dancers.
Hula teachers.
Genre Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Hamer, Dean H., film director, film producer.
Wilson, Joe, 1964- film director, film producer.
Bangerter, Nels, 1978- editor of moving image work.
Florez, Connie M., film producer.
Makana, composer (expression)
Akana, Leonelle Anderson.
Greenleaf, Jared Scott, 1977- animator.
Wong-Kalu, Hinaleimoana, contributor.
Kalu, Haemaccelo, contributor.
Kamai, Hoʻonani, contributor.
hoopla digital.
Note Subtitle on container: True meaning of aloha
Music No. MWT12428221
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