Celebrating Honolulu PRIDE
POV’s Pier Kids virtual screening: Monday, October 18, 6:00pm – 7:30pm &
Kapaemahu screening and an LGBTQ+ communities talk story: Tuesday, October 19, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us for a special screening of POV’s Pier Kids, a film that shines a light on an underground community in New York City where homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families.
The following evening, join us for a special screening of Kapaemahu, an animated film that reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them. The stones have become an important focus in recentering Honolulu Pride to indigenous contexts. Following the screening will be an intimate virtual talk story on the challenges and opportunities faced by members of LGBTQ+ communities beyond urban Honolulu.
- Joe Wilson, Filmmaker, Kapaemahu
- Thaddeus Pham, Co-Chair, Hawaiʻi Department of Health Sexual and Gender Minority Workgroup
- Hao Le, President of Affirmation Hawai’i, Oʻahu
- Keivalei Cadena, Harm Reduction Programs Manager at Kumukahi Health & Wellness, Hawai’i Island
- Ian Tapu, Hawai’i LGBT Legacy Foundation and the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center
This program is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Open Society Foundations. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov.
Stories created by Hawaiʻi’s elementary, middle and high school students.
Moanalua High School: Pride in Diversity
Watch a profile on a lesbian couple at Moanalua High School who works to spread the joy of diversity and the message of tolerance.
Maui High School: Kylee
Students create a story about what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a teen transitioning to a new gender.
Maui High School: Same-Sex Weddings
Students report on a wedding photographer/officiant who anticipates a significant spike in his business after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Hawaiʻi.
Moanalua High School: Cheering For Life
Learn how a male cheerleader gained the support of his coach and teammates after revealing his sexual orientation.
Waianae Intermediate School: Bullied Teacher
The story of how a Waianae Intermediate math teacher was bullied as both a young student and now as a teacher, and how many of his students have rallied around him.
Waianae Intermediate School: Raquel’s World
Hear the story of Raquel Largo, a transgender 8th grader at Waianae Intermediate who became the victim of bullying.
Konawaena High School: A Love Story
Students tell the poignant story of a same-sex married couple whose love lives on after the tragic death of one partner.
Ewa Makai Middle School: Lolita
Lolita features a drag queen in his early 20s who explains how taking on his drag persona of Lolita gives him confidence and helps him cope with a sometimes difficult life.
A Place in the Middle
The true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher who empowers her through traditional culture.
An animated film that reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.