Join us as the Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films explore the role of gender and identity in Hawaii, Nicaragua, India, Mexico, and Bulgaria!
Two films expressing the spirit of aloha, traditional Hawaiian values.
Speakers: Bill Wierzbowki, Penn Museum, and Alexander Simafranca, The Penn Hawaii Club
A Place in the Middle
(Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2014, 30 min)
A young girl who dreams of leading her school’s all-male hula troupe is inspired by her transgender native Hawaiian teacher, who knows what it’s like to be “in the middle.”
Heart of the Sea
(Lisa Denker, 2002, 50 min)
Called a “love poem to Hawaii’s matriarchal heritage,” Heart of the Sea follows the moving story of surfing legend and breast cancer activist Rell “Kapoliokaʻehukai" Sunn.