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Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Dance, Language & Literature, Sociology, Music
  • Director:Robert Mugge


Despite the best efforts of well-meaning Christian missionaries and the more sinister behavior of the U.S. government, many elements of the culture of the former Kingdom of Hawaii remain alive and vital even today, and native Hawaiians are making a concerted effort to recover their lost cultural and religious traditions, including important skills, such as instrument-free deep-ocean navigation. This documentary explores the work of the Kuma Hula, the holders and teachers of the sacred hula tradition of...more