“KUMU HINA is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernized society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident mahu, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.”
A longer letter from the parent here. “Here’s my 4 year old daughter talking about how kids at preschool teased her for wearing ‘boy’ shoes…How many kids have the courage to be the ‘exception?’ And why has straying from pink or princess become an exception?”
A trailer for Passing Ellenville, a documentary on two rural trans youth in Ellenville, NY.
The kickstarter campaign is already successful, but still open/looking for additional funding till Wednesday Oct 16.