NYU Shanghai Screening - Kumu Hina

Kumu Hina
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Date & Time
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:00
Auditorium, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

RSVP Required (Please RSVP by 5 pm, Feb. 16)

Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawai'i. The film is seen through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

Following the screening will be a talk with director-producers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson joining us from Hawai’i. The discussion will focus on the film and related identity topics including culture, gender, sexuality and more.
Introduction and moderation by Lena Scheen, Assistant Professor of Global China Studies

Dr. Dean Hamer is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, New York Times Book of the Year author, and Scientist Emeritus at the National Institutes of Health with a long history in communicating complex and controversial ideas to diverse publics.

Joe Wilson is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate whose work explores oppression and empowerment among society's most vulnerable communities.



Location & Details

To our visitors

  • RSVP may be required for this event.  Please check event details
  • Visitors will need to present a photo ID at the entrance
  • There is no public parking on campus
  • Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
  • Taxi card


Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B

Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987