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by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati
Three young adults born to Filipino mothers by U.S. servicemen battle against social stigma, family problems, and identity-related issues 18 years after the last U.S. base closed.
Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Orlando Bagwell
Examining racial dynamics in diverse communities across the United States, this four-part series explores how race shapes Americans' sense of national and individual identity.
by Lisette Marie Flanary
Follow the journey of legendary teacher Robert Cazimero and the only all-male hula school in Hawaii as they celebrate their 30th anniversary and prepare to compete at the world’s largest hula festival. Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula goes beyond deep-rooted stereotypes of "grass skirt girls" and reveals a story of Hawaiian pride — past and present.
by Ciara Lacy
Out of State follows native Hawaiian inmates who are sent to a private prison thousands of miles away in the desert of Arizona, and practice their native culture while working to rehabilitate their relationships with their families.
by Kimberlee Bassford
A look at the life of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress.
Women and Girls Lead
by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles
Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.
by Andrea Torrice
Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the international climate change debate.
by Thom Cookes and John Lewis
Rules of the Game follows the course of the 2007 elections in eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea. The candidates include a coffee tycoon, the first woman candidate, and a white descendent of colonists.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Jennifer Peedom and David Michod
Thirty-nine-year-old adventurer Andrew McAuley has a dangerous, monumental mission: Be the first person to kayak solo from Australia to New Zealand.
Global Perspectives Collection