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Kumu Hina
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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.

During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian mahu, or transgender, teacher 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 Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, KUMU HINA reveals a side of Hawai'i rarely seen on screen.

Bonus Addtion:

A Place In The Middle - 26 Minute Classroom version of Kumu Hina

Running Time
102 mins
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Nicki

Trigger Warning: The Humane Society was not on set during this film. While I am open-minded to people raising their own food sources (livestock), I would like to believe that people who farm can differentiate between humane slaughter versus torture and distress of an animal. I could not ...Read more