It’s a stunning statement: Suicide is the leading cause of injury-related death in Hawaiʻi. Health officials report that an average of 190 people take their own lives each year. The reasons stem from depression, significant life changes and the trauma of abuse. Nearly a thousand other individuals survive a suicide attempt.
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 Kumu Hina herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
Gil Won-Ok reading her speech in China, supported by a Cao Hei Mao and her daughter activist Meehyang Yoon. During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army kidnapped approximately 200,000 young women and forced them into military sexual slavery as “comfort women.
Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi star in this UK comedy series as partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Ballroom The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class.
The film Kū Kanaka/Stand Tall told Kanalu Young’s remarkable story about a courageous journey – emerging from personal tragedy to find a new meaning and passion for life. Some of us make that journey and find our way despite a childhood of unimaginable neglect.
This fictional story is set in the stark volcanic landscape of one of the most remote communities on Hawai‘i Island – Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Jonithen Jackson portrays Jacob, a Marshallese immigrant father and grandfather, who struggles to provide for his large family.
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