Sunday, August 3, 2014

Kumu Hina Film Review



For LGBT week, my local theatre in Hilo, Hawai'i is showing the film Kumu Hina about a hula teacher who has transitioned from a male to a female and it follows her for a year as she brings her husband from Fiji and works with a girl in her school who would like to lead the high school boys' hula class.

I think the interactions and relationships in this movie are a ray of hope for young kids who feel like they're in the middle. In Hawaiʻi, and for Hawaiians, aloha is not a tourist greeting, but a way of life and a way of living with each other on an island. The aloha in this film is a model to change the world.

aloha ke kahi i ke kahi (love one another).

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