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Sunday, November 02, 2014
Kumu Hina Documentary
This is the documentary movie I'm looking forward to seeing that tells the remarkable story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher who uses traditional Hawaiian culture at a charter school to empower her students and
create “a place in the middle” where all people are valued and
Hina Wong-Kalu is a highly respected kumu, or teacher, cultural
practitioner and community leader. She is also māhū – a person who
embodies both male and female characteristics, or what Westerners call
The documentary follows a year in her life as she juggles all those aspects of her life.