July 01, 2015

And the Winner of the 2014-2015 Independent Lens Audience Award Is…

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The winner of this season's Independent Lens Audience Award, as chosen by voting viewers, is.... Kumu Hina! Interestingly, Kumu Hina is not the first Independent Lens film to win the…...

May 04, 2015

Telling the Story of Kumu Hina

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[caption id="attachment_835" align="aligncenter" width="1052"] filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, with Kumu Hina and student[/caption] Kumu Hina, which won the Frameline Jury Award for Achievement in Documentary, was called "a subtle…...

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Beyond the Films

April 30, 2015

Hawaiian Music: More Than Just Hula (But Also Hula)

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[caption id="attachment_6841" align="alignnone" width="600"] Hina performing with some of her students, from Kumu Hina[/caption] In tandem with the PBS film Kumu Hina, we created this Spotify playlist compiling some of the greatest…...