Mele Murals (2015) is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), a group of Native Hawaiian charter-school
youth and the rural community of Waimea, dealing with the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on their native culture.
Friday March 3:
6pm reception, 7pm screening followed by Q&A with director Tad Nakamura
Saturday March 4:
More details: artsblock.ucr.edu/Film/mele-murals
Sponsored by: UCR’s California Center for Native Nations, Asia Pacific Student Programs, Center for Ideas and Society, Native American Education Program, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion (Mariam Lam), School of Medicine, and the Departments of English, Theater and Film, Dance, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Media and Cultural Studies and Ethnic Studies
FREE ADMISSION & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!