Film Screening of Kumu Hina with guest Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina)
October 24, 2018
7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Isenberg School of Management
Room: 137 Flavin Family Auditorium
UMass Amherst Campus
Please join us for the screening of the film, Kumu Hina, with a special guest Q&A session by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina) to follow.
Kuma Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, known as Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, cultural practitioner, and community leader, 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.
Kuma Hina is being shown as part of the 14th annual New Asia Cinema film series with the 2018 theme, Global Indigenous Visions. All New Asia Cinema/Global Indigenous Visions events are free and open to the public.
The event will begin with opening comments by Genny Beemyn, director of the Stonewall Center, and an introduction to the film by Colby Miyose, co-curator of the Global Indigenous Visions film festival.
New Asia Cinema is a partnership with the UMass Asian Arts and Culture Program. This special event is partially supported with a grant from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and is co-sponsored by the Stonewall Center. The film festival is coordinated in conjunction with the course, Communication 296F, Film Festival Colloquium. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org