A Place in the Middle
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Shorts: Finding Yourself
Bijou by the BaySun, Aug 2, 2015 12:00 PM
As part of our focus on equality and LGBTQ issues in film this year, we’re highlighting five shorts dealing with gender identity and coming of age. “A Place in the Middle” is the inspiring true story of a young girl in Hawaii who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group in her school. In “Stealth,” Sammy moves to a new school and struggles with revealing her true identity to her two new best friends. In “The Little Deputy,” Trevor tries to take a photo with his dad. Six-year-old Jeffrey loves wearing dresses and wigs in “Pink Boy”—but when he wants to dress up outside the house, his mothers have to teach him how to express his identity in potentially hostile environments. And Bendik helps the monster under his bed realize its dream of becoming a cabaret singer in “Bendik & the Monster.” Scheduled to Appear: “Pink Boy” Director Eric Rockey; “A Place in the Middle” Directors Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, Subject Kumu Hina
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Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2014
Runtime:25 min.
Type of Film:Short Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:APlaceintheMiddle.org
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ho?onani Kamai
Hina Wng-Kalu
Jozie Kamai
Laara Allbrett
Director:Dean Hamer
Joe Wilson
Description
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.
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