1hr 12min | Documentary | USA
Today it is estimated there are nearly 2 million people dancing hula in Japan — a figure greater than the entire population of Hawaiʻi.
Director: Lisette Flanary
Writer: Lisette Flanary
Stars:Kumu Hula Lōpaka Igarta-DeVera, Sonny Ching
SUN. 11/15 17:30
Today it is estimated there are nearly 2 million people dancing hula in Japan — a figure greater than the entire population of Hawaiʻi. With more people dancing hula in Japan than in Hawaiʻi where the native art was born, this explosive growth has created a multi-million dollar industry based on culture as commodity. But what moti- vates Japanese students and teachers to dance hula and how is it translated into a foreign cul- ture? How do Native Hawaiians participate in this cross-cultural exchange?
Kumu Hula Lōpaka Igarta-DeVera
Director/Producer Lisette Marie Kaualena Flanary
Executive Producer/ Pacific Islanders
Associate Producer Hatsumi Asaka
Editor Kyung Lee
Cultural Advisor/Post Consultant Kumu Hula Patrick Makuaka–ne
Director of Photography Brian K. Wilcox
Production Sound Mixer John McFadden