Screening & Discussion: Mele Murals

When 27 Apr 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where NYU Cantor Film Center
Theater 200, 36 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

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 knowledge and tradition transforms the students, the local community and, unexpectedly, the two artists.

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

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.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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