Kumu Hina

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Kumu Hina


Wednesday Dec 13 07:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre

About the Film:

Directed by Dean Hammer and Joe Wilson. USA. 2014. 75 min.

In light of the upcoming production of Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One, Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT), in partnership with the UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center & Hawai’i LGBT Legacy Foundation, is presenting a free film screening of KUMU HINA: The True Meaning of Aloha.

KUMU HINA is the story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher and cultural icon who brings to life Hawai’i’s long-held embrace of mahu—those who embody both male and female spirit, and were traditionally respected as caretakers, healers, and keepers of ancient traditions.

Special guest: Stay after the screening for a talk with Hina herself!

Admission: Free. No RSVP required.

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