LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF
A new film by Tadashi Nakamura
Presented by JACCC and Visual Communications
JACCC and Visual Communications presents the Los Angeles premiere of "Mele Murals "(64 minutes, digital video, 2016) by Tadashi Nakamura. The film is a production of ʻŌiwi TV and Pacific Islanders in Communications, in association with Center for Asian American Media.
6:30p - Garden Concert with PAULA FUGA (VIP ticket holders only)
8:00p - Film Screening
9:30p - Q&A with filmmakers and featured artist PRIME, educator Kanoa Castro, Executive Producer Keoni Lee and Director of Photography Justyn Ah Chong.
Catching Up With Tad Nakamura
MELE MURALS is an hour-long documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists - Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) - a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea.
Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawai’i’s most respected live performers.