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DDA Guest Lecture Series: conversation with the team of KAPAEMAHU

February 17, 2021 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM


Kapaemahu is a collaboration between Native Hawaiian educator and cultural leader Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Emmy and GLAAD award-winning filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, and Oscar-nominated animator Daniel Sousa.
Their works have screened at Sundance, Berlin, Annecy, Toronto and Tribeca, broadcast on PBS and ARTE, and touched hearts across the Pacific and around the world.
Kapaemahu tells the long forgotten story of four mahu, extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit, who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. Although the stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, the true story behind them has been hidden from history – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, and seen through the eyes of a curious child, the story of Kapaemahu brings to life this powerful legend in richly hand-drawn and 2-D animation.

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