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Kumu Hina

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.

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Left by the Ship

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

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Matters of Race

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.

Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula

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.

Independent Lens

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

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

Race Is the Place

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.

Independent Lens

Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands

by Andrea Torrice

Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the international climate change debate.

Rules of the Game

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

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Solo

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

Storytellers of the Pacific

by Frank Blythe

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific and Pacific Rim tell their stories of culture, spirituality, histories, experiences, and survival.

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