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Remembering a sense of "place"

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"...moving and eye-opening." ~ Darren Aronofsky,
Director of Requiem for a Dream

"...brilliant...exquisitely shot..." ~ Curt Sanburn,
Honolulu Weekly

"...a phenomenal documentary that intelligently accentuates the
cultural nexus between mahu and the Hawaiian culture." ~
Jamie Dela Cruz,
Da Kine Magazine
Seattle Lesbian &
Gay Film Festival
~ October 2001
Outtakes ~ New Zealand
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

~ June 2002
Hawaii International
Film Festival
~ November 2001

Peabody Festival (Maine)
~ June 2002
Mardi Gras Film
Festival (Sydney)
~ February 2002

Q Cinema Fort Worth's
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
~ June 2002

San Francisco International
Asian American Film Festival
~ March 2002

Asian CineVision (NYC)
Asian American International
Film Festival
~ July 2002

Chicago Asian
American Showcase
~ April 2002
OUTFEST ~ Los Angeles
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
~ July 2002
Visual Communications Los Angeles
Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival
~ May 2002

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1690 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel 808.599.3931
Email: info@zangpictures.net

Producers


Kathryn Xian
Brent Anbe
Jaymee Carvajal
Connie M. Florez

 

Directors

Brent Anbe
Kathryn Xian

Running time: 67 min
Format: Digital Video

Colonization, sexuality,
and homophobia in the
land of "Aloha"

Completion date: March 30th 2001

Through the richness of their personal stories and the humor of their frequent jokes we witness the solidarity and soul of a "minority" who uses humor and togetherness to redefine family in order to overcome the hate they encounter everyday.

Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a sense of place is the story of a group of people, young and old, surviving stereotypes, indignation, homophobia, and marginalization in a land where the ancient culture once accepted them as a part of society.

Ke Kulana He Mahu covers several aspects of the Honolulu gay scene; among them are Hawaiian culture and history, the drag scene, HIV, and religion.

Cast

Sami L.A. Akuna
Kimo Alama-Keaulana
Skeeter Mariah Crackseed
Reverend Kaleo Patterson
Reverend Darrow Aiona
Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard
Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa
Valli Kalei Kanuha
Desoto Brown

Ku'umeaaloha Gomes
Hinaleinioana Wong
Debra Akuna
Trish Stanback
Jon Goldberg-Hiller
Araya Sunshine
Michael Dougherty
Venus Sapphire
Kalua Travis

 

 

Crew

Producers

Kathryn Xian
Jaymee Carvajal
Brent Anbe
Connie M. Florez

 

Directors

Kathryn Xian
Brent Anbe

 

Screenwriter

Kathryn Xian

 

Executive Producers

Kathryn Xian
Jack Law

 

Associate Producer

Thaddeus Oliver

 

Editor

Kathryn Xian
Jaymee Carvajal

 

Assistant Editor

Brent Anbe

 

Sound

Bill Wakayama
Leigh Daida

Technical Assistants

Tina Yakuwa
Jennifer Sharkey

 

Production Assistant Tina Yakuwa

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