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Kumu Hina

Kumu Hina

1h17m USA/Fiji 2014


In Hawaiian there is a word called Mahu, which means the middle. It is the middle between a man a woman. Not neither man nor woman, but both man and woman. That is Kumu Hina, or Teacher Hina. During a momentous year in her life in Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian Mahu, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong (and jealous) Tongan man fulfill her dreams? Kumu Hina reveals a side of Hawaii rarely seen.


Country: USA, Fiji
Language: English
Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Cast: Leo Anderson Akana, Haemaccelo Kalu, Ho'Onani Kamai
Awards: Frameline Film Festival 2014 - Achievement in Documentary Jury Prize, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2014 - Special Jury Awards, Berlin International Film Festival 2015


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