KAPAEMAHU Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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Come join us for a screening of the 2d animated short KAPAEMAHU, which tells the hidden history of four monumental stones on Waikiki Beach, and the transgender healing spirits within them. The screening will be followed by a panel with two of the film’s directors: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu and Joe Wilson.


Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit brough the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. 

The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach but the true story behind them as been hidden-until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

*This event will be held both in person and via Zoom.

Cliff Jacobs
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When and Where
February 04, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room/Location: Wegman's Theatre

This is an RIT Only Event

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