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Category: Collaborations

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No Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i: He Aloha ‘Āina ‘Oia‘i‘o

By Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Kaʻulakauikeaokea Krug, Kaipulaumakaniolono, and Lily Hiʻilani Kim-Dela Cruz Okimura on June 15, 2021

E ō e Hawai‘i nui Kuauli, ka moku o Keawe, E ō e Maui nui a Kama, nā hono a‘o Pi‘ilani, E ō e Kaho‘olawe, Kanaloa Moku, E ō e Lāna‘i o Ka‘ululā‘au, E ō e Moloka‘i nui a Hina, E ō e O‘ahu nui-a-Lua, Ka ‘ōnohi o nā kai ‘ewalu, E ō e Kamawaelualani, Kaua‘i …

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Blog Post?

By Rae Kuruhara on October 20, 2020

[All of these gorgeous illustrations  are by the author, and reproduced with permission and gratitude.]   It seems uncanny that the latest graphic memoir by legendary cartoonist Adrian Tomine, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, hit shelves five months into a global pandemic, a time where many of us  know a thing or two about …

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Puʻuhonua: A Closer Look at Kimi Howl Lee’s Kamaʻāina

By Lyz Soto on October 19, 2020

In July and August of 2020, we partnered with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival for a series of events that centered Kimi Howl Lee’s short film Kamaʻāina: Child of the Land. The events and resulting discussions were thoughtful and thought provoking, matching the tenor of the film and the intention of its director. It’s always …

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An “Elsewhere” We Call Home

By Tatiana Kalaniopua Young, PhD on July 31, 2020

Kamaʻāina: Child of the Land (2020), a short film by Kimi Howl Lee, centers on the story of a gender-queer teenage character named Mahina played by Malia Kamalani Soon. Mahina lives on the streets of Waiʻanae, a rural, mostly Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Pacific Islander community on the island of Oʻahu.  Throughout this document, …

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