Live, Breathe, Hula (2014)

25 min.

Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Lauren Kawana


A portrait of one of the most captivating voices to come out of Hawai’i, musician and kumu hula Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu, an artist who obsessively challenges the concepts of traditional Hawaiian music and dance–thousands of miles from his homeland in Oakland, CA.
North Gate Award for Excellence in Documentary Film
Selection, 5th Annual Albany FilmFest
Selection, 10th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film FestivalSelection, Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
Selection, Maui Film Festival