Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

screens: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 13:00
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:00
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:45
location: 
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more (school group rates available for program)
Director: 
Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
length: 
25min
year: 
2014
country: 
USA

A Place in the Middle is the true story of Hoʻonani, an eleven year old girl who dreams of leading the hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. She's fortunate that her teacher understands first-hand what it's like to be “in the middle” and the traditional Hawaiian embrace of mahu, those who embody both male and female spirit. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is to be true to yourself.

Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle won the Audience Choice Award at the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival in New York.

In English and Hawaiian with English subtitles.