Live, Breathe, Hula (2014)
(now streaming via Pacific Islanders in Communications on youtube)

Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Lauren Kawana. 25 min.

Live, Breathe, Hula offers a glimpse into the artistry of one of the most captivating voices to come out of Hawai’i. Native Hawaiian musician and kumu hula Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu challenges the traditional concepts of Hawaiian music and dance–thousands of miles from his homeland–since relocating to Oakland, California over 30 years ago.
Awards + Festivals
North Gate Award for Excellence in Documentary Film
Selection, 5th Annual Albany FilmFest
Selection, 10th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
Selection, Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
Selection, Maui Film Festival


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