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A Place in the Middle

A Hawaiian Approach to Gender Diversity and Inclusion

Overview

Genre
Biography, Human Rights, Cultural History, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Eleven year old Ho'onani dreams of leading the hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. She's fortunate that her teacher understands first-hand what it's like to be “in the middle” - the Hawaiian tradition of embracing both male and female spirit. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is what's in your heart.

Stage
finished
Running time
11 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Qwaves
Country
United States
Years of Production
2015
Locations
Hawaii, Fiji
Prod. Partners
Pacific Islanders in Communications, PBS Learning Media

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Festivals
Berlin International, Toronto International Film Festival for Kids, Cleveland, Traverse City, Frameline, Outfest
Awards
Nominated Teddy Award, Nominated Crystal Bear, Jury awards at Chicago Children's FF, SF Kids FF, and 6 more
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS, Maori TV, SBS Australia
Language
Englis, Hawaiian
Subtitles
English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish

Photos

Place in middle signature image - cropped ho'onani with ipu_thumb

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