If you are thinking to go to the F Word Fest in Amsterdam this weekend, come by on Sunday 25th September, at 14.00 to watch Kumu Hina (2013), directed by Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson. Duration: 77’ of powerful experiences, emotions and feelings of community. Language: English, Hawaiian
In a world that punishes gender nonconformity, imagine a place where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of her dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i, where there’s a place in the middle for all. During a momentous year in Hina’s life in Honolulu/ Hina Wong-Kalu, a Native Hawaiian kumu (teacher) and māhū wahine, (transgender woman) uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s boys-only hula troupe, even as she struggles to find love and a committed relationship in her own life. As Hina’s arduous journey unfolds, her Hawaiian roots and values give her the strength and wisdom to persevere, offering a new perspective on the true meaning of aloha.
Hope to see you there ♥