Free screening of kapa making documentary

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Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

In collaboration with the Hawaiʽi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Services invites the public to a free screening of “Hawaiʽi Masterpieces: Ka Hana Kapa” on Sunday, November 16, 2-4 p.m., at the `Imiloa Astronomy Center.

The one-hour documentary highlights the journey taken in 2010-2013 by kapa artists and hula practitioners as they prepared for the use of Hawaiian kapa as a performance costume by an entire hālau at the 2011 Merrie Monarch. The film includes performance footage from the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival, as well as the kapa making process, and examples of kapa from collections on Oʽahu and Kauaʽi. A discussion with Hawaiʽi Island kapa makers Marie McDonald and Roen Hufford and the documentary writer and producer will follow the screening.

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