Screening | A Place in the Middle and Heart of the Sea

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

Screening of two films which express the spirit of Aloha, traditional Hawai’ian values.

A Place in the Middle (Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2014, 30 min)
A young Hawaiian girl dreams of leading her all male hula troupe is inspired by her transgender teacher who knows what it is like to be “in the middle”.

Heart of the Sea (Lisa Denker, 2002, 50 min)
Called “a love poem to Hawaii’s matriarchal heritage”, this film tells the legend of Rell Kapolioka ‘ehukai Sunn, surfing champion and breast cancer activist.

Hosted by Bill Wierzbowski, Penn Museum (two spirits expert) and Alexander Simafranca of the Penn Hawai’i Club.

Cinema Studies Program
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