PROD: KEONI LEE
NATIVE HAWAIIAN | USA
2016 | 66 MINS
“Mele Murals” is a feature length documentary on the
transformative power of the melding of modern graffiti art with ancient Hawaiian culture and storytelling for a new generation of Hawaiians. At the center of this story are two graffiti-kings-turned-community-leaders Estria & Prime; a group of Native Hawaiian charter-school youth, and the rural community of Waimea.
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 through mural making and community service.
Directed by Tadashi Nakamura.
Producer, Keoni Lee and artists, Estria Miyashiro will be in attendance.
Travel for Native Hawaiian filmmakers made possible by the US Embassy, Wellington