The Volcano Adventure, Hawaii Edition

There is a strange feeling of homecoming I experience when in Hawaii. The climate, vegetation, and maybe even the prevalent melanin level are constant reminders of my tropical birthplace. And in these post-modern post-colonial times, the political history of these islands is as fascinating, rich and uneven as the landscape itself, and the more I … More The Volcano Adventure, Hawaii Edition

‘Arrival’ is a Vivid and Poignant Animated Story About a Gay Man, His Mother, and Life in the Big City: SHORT FILM

Without benefit of spoken dialogue, Arrival is a 2D-animated short film by Alex Myung that tells a vivid and poignant tale of a young man’s close relationship with his mother and his struggle to reconcile it with his newly-embraced gay identity as he starts a life in the big city. The two have always had a special bond … More ‘Arrival’ is a Vivid and Poignant Animated Story About a Gay Man, His Mother, and Life in the Big City: SHORT FILM

ICE Illegally Detained Families

A civil rights defense group has filed a lawsuit against ICE on behalf of three Central American families who were among 121 women and children illegally detained during raids in early January 2016. The claim includes allegations of false imprisonment and emotional distress. The raids were carried simultaneously across the southern states of Georgia, North … More ICE Illegally Detained Families

The Ghetto Tarot

The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck (originally designed in 1909 by artist Pamela Colman Smith) and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only … More The Ghetto Tarot

Kumu Hina

  Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawaii.