Kapaemahu: A film screening and panel discussion

by Native American Future Stewards Program

Movie Diversity Education

Fri, Feb 4, 2022

6 PM – 7 PM EST (GMT-5)

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The School of Film and Animation in cooperation with the Native American Future Stewards Program, Campus Life, RIT Freezefest, the Animation Club, and the Native American Student Association are hosting a screening of the 2D animated short KAPAEMAH. Stop by the Wegmans Theature (or join us on Zoom) on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 6-7PM  to learn more about the hidden history of the 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 has in-person and virtual options: https://rit.zoom.us/j/97873349847

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Co-hosted with: Native American Student Association, Animation Club, RIT FreezeFest