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  • Mele Murals Trailer

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    Mele Murals - 64 min.
    A Film by Tadashi Nakamura
    A Production by ʻŌiwi TV & Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)

    Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians.

    Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture of the past twenty years, Estria and Prime tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity and responsibilities as Hawaiian people. Estria, who left Hawai'i to study art on the mainland, made a name for himself as a street artist and returned to reconnect with his Hawaiian roots. Prime, who grew up in the projects and became one of the first kings of the Honolulu graffiti scene, left a life of hustling and drugs after the birth of his first child and returned to graffiti writing when he realized it was a way to help youth.

    Through the personal stories of these two renowned Hawaiian graffiti artists and their joint quest to uphold Hawaiian culture through mural-making, Mele Murals shows how public art rooted in underground graffiti combines with Native Hawaiian traditions and contemporary life to impact the students, the rural Hawaiian town of Waimea, and most of all the artists.

    A co-production of Downtown Community Media Center, ʻŌiwi Television and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Show less
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    • Mele Murals Trailer - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 275 views
      melemurals.com
      Mele Murals - 64 min.
      A Film by Tadashi Nakamura
      A Production by ʻŌiwi TV & Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)

      Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of mod...
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    • #ProtectMaunaKea - Waimea Mele Murals at Mauna Kea - Duration: 76 seconds.

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      • 389 views
      Uncle Kalani Flores and Auntie Pua Case explain the sacredness and importance of Mauna Kea to a group of students from Kanu o ka 'Āina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) and the Mele Murals staff.

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      • 199 views
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      Producer: Kimberly Kawasaki
      Camera: Maya Santos

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      Music by Blue Scholars "Yuri Kochiyama"
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