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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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Try Think – Waiʻanae Moku

By Lyz Soto on January 23, 2020 Read More
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