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Kumu Hina

Season 16 Episode 14 | 55m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Kumu Hina tells the inspiring story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender hula teacher who brings to life Hawaii's traditional embrace of m?h? - those who embody both male and female spirit. Over the course of a year, Hina inspires a young student to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, while Hina herself pursues a fulfilling romantic relationship with a headstrong Tongan man.

Aired: 05/05/15

Expired: 09/13/17

Rating: TV-PG

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