A Place in the Middle AND Heart of the Sea

Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 2:00pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

A Place in the Middle AND Heart of the Sea

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

Join us as the Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films explore the role of gender and identity in Hawaii, Nicaragua, India, Mexico, and Bulgaria! 
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HAWAII

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.

 

 

Penn Museum Culture Films

Films are free with museum admission.
Pre-registration is not required.


ALL FILMS IN "GENDER ACROSS CULTURES" SERIES

October 11, 2015
A Place in the Middle and Heart of the Sea

November 8, 2015
A Quiet Inquisition

December 13, 2015
Mardistan

February 14, 2016
Muxes

March 13, 2016
Soul Food Stories