NA KAMALEI: The Men of Hula
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Follow the journey of legendary teacher Robert Cazimero and the only all-male hula school in Hawaii as they celebrate their 30th anniversary and prepare to compete at the world’s largest hula festival. NA KAMALEI: The Men of Hula goes beyond deep-rooted stereotypes of "grass skirt girls" and reveals a story of Hawaiian pride—past and present.
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Two members of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles sit on a couch in Mariachi attire. One has a laptop computer open on her lap, and there is a guitar on the couch next to the other.

The Making Of:

"The whole experience was filled with chicken skin moments from beginning to end: from the rain stopping as the men finished their chants and the sun coming out to the ua koko, or low lying rainbow, that appeared right after."  More >>

The Filmmaker:

"I hope that my film might encourage more men to dance. 'Dare to hula, leave your shame at home' is a powerful message of being proud of who you are and where you come from."  Read more >>
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