(2016) TRT: 64 Min.
Mele Murals 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 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. Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture over the past twenty years, Mele Murals shows how public art powerfully fuses with Native Hawaiian traditions to impact the youth, the town of Waimea, and most of all the artists.
A Production of ʻŌiwi TV & Pacific Islanders in Communications
Director/Editor: Tadashi Nakamura
Executive Producer: Keoni Lee
Director of Photography: Justyn Ah Chong
Associate Producer: Kamakaniokaania Paikai
For more information please visit: melemurals.com