Kumu Hina (USA)
FEATURE IN COMPETITION
EQUALITY UTAH EVENT, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3rd
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, KUMU HINA reveals a side of Hawai’i rarely seen on screen. (Sexual Issues) 9/3 7:50 p.m. – Eccles Mainstage Theatre; 9/4 8:30 p.m. – Green Valley Spa; 9/6 1:20 p.m. – Sears Galley.