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Every spring since 1971, the best hula hālau are invited to Hilo, Hawai‘i Island to perform in the most prestigious hula competition of its kind: the Merrie Monarch Festival. Follow the journeys of three hula practitioners—a teacher, a chanter, and a dancer—as they prepare to step onto the stage.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    46 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hawaiian
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Gerard Elmore
  • Cast
    Ke'ano Ka'upu, Leimomi Ho, Kamalani Ho Wehrsig, Tauarii Nahalea-Marama, Kaleo Trinidad, Taizha Hughes-Kaluhiokalani