- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 77 min.)) : sd., col.
- Publisher: [United States] : Passion River, 2015.
- Distributor: Made available through hoopla
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Directed by Joe Wilson.
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Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Haemaccelo Kalu, Hoonani Kamai.
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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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|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.
|Genre:||Video recordings for the hearing impaired.