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Screening: Mele Murals

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 200
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36 E. 8th Street
New York, NY 10003 US
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Add to Calendar 04/27/2017 07:00 PM 04/27/2017 09:00 PM America/New_York Screening: Mele Murals More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/screening-mele-murals/ NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 200, New York, NY, 10003

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Columbia University Pacific Climate Circuits Working Group, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Hālāwai.

Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art. At the center of this story are renowned graffiti artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), and a group of Native Hawaiian youth in the rural community of Waimea, Hawaiʻi. Together they create a mural that addresses the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on Native culture. Mele Murals shows how a public art project centering Native Hawaiian culture and traditions transforms the students, the local community and, unexpectedly, the two artists as they rediscover their own identities and responsibilities as Hawaiian artists.

The screening will be following by a conversation with director Tad Nakamura, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa), and Dean Saranillio (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis).

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Mele Murals Trailer from Tadashi Nakamura on Vimeo.