Watch: Kumu Hina on Monday, May 4


Get your DVR ready to record Independent Lens on Monday, May 4 to see the extraordinary documentary film ‘Kumu Hina‘.  The film chronicles the life of a Hawaiian transgendered woman named Hina Wong-Kalu. She is a “kumu,” means “teacher” in the native Hawaiian tongue. A hula dancer since she was a young man, Hina passes down her skills to students at a school that seeks to preserve Hawaiian traditions. One of her students is a young tomboy named Ho’onani, who leads the male hula troupe. It is an excellent film about an extraordinary woman. I saw it at the Frameline Film Festival in 2013, and will never forget it. I will be watching it again on Monday…with all of you.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Graboyes
    May 01, 2015 @ 03:19:17

    That was an incredible film . I saw it at flameline and she was there.



  2. phernhunt
    May 01, 2015 @ 03:42:50

    Right? I loved it…maybe we were both at the same showing in Oakland.



  3. Brooksong
    May 10, 2015 @ 22:05:46

    I loved this film and found it incredibly moving.



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