At the Movies | Mele Murals
Where: National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
212-514-3700 Price: Free
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Mele Murals 2016, 64 min. USA. Director: Tadashi Nakamura
In English and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi with English subtitles.
Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month!
Two world-famous graffiti artists, Estria Miyashiro (Kanaka Maoli), aka Estria, and John Hina (Kanaka Maoli), aka Prime, are tasked with teaching the art of “writing” to a group of students at Kanu o ka ʻĀina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Together the sharing of traditional and contemporary cultures, mo’olelo ‘aina (stories of a place), and mele (song), create a new form of expressive art that is purely Hawaiian.
Discussion follows with director Tadashi Nakamura.