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Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place film screening


a film screening and discussion with producer Connie Florez

April 5, Tuesday
6 to 9 pm

a film by Brent Anbe and Kathryn Xian
67 minutes, 2001, USA

For more film information, please visit

This documentary examines how colonialism has profoundly shifted attitudes toward gender and sexuality for indigenous Hawai’ians, and has shaped the marginalization of transgendered communities in Hawai’i today.

This special screening will be accompanied by a selection from Connie Florez’s current documentary project The Glades Project and a discussion with the director in dialogue with members of the Pacific LGBT community in NYC including Kristabelle; and Elizabeth Conley, MPH Sexuality & Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

The program will be moderated by Gayatri Gopinath, Director of the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU.

NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South

Shorin Performance Studio, Room 802
between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street

To RSVP: email, or call 212-992-9653

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute; Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; Center for Media, Culture and History; and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; and by Na ‘Ōiwi NYC.

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