INDEPENDENT LENS: Kumu Hina

INDEPENDENT LENS: Kumu Hina

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:00pm

Kumu Hina (Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu), hula teacher and cultural director of Hālau Lōkahi Public Charter School

Credit: Courtesy of Qwaves, LLC

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man. INDEPENDENT LENS: Kumu Hina airs Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.



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