Kumu Hina

Directors will be present - Q&A following screening.


Dirs: Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, USA, 2013, 76 mins

Out Takes is thrilled to present the story of Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, a Native Hawaiian māhū (transgender) schoolteacher, who inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of a boy’s hula troupe. Proud and confident, Hina passes on ancient Hawaiian culture and traditions to her students, including respect for māhū, those who embrace both the feminine and the masculine traits. An inspiring story that offers a rare glimpse of island life that tourists seldom see, culminating in the school’s rousing year-end hula performance.