ROOTS RAPP 2 – POU JACKSON
Directed by Pou Jackson
Hip hop infused with the sounds of Da Islandz.
Pou Jackson is a Hawaii-based rapper.
Tad Nakamura / Features / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 67 minsMELE MURALS is a feature documentary about 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 of the past twenty years, Estria and Prime tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity and responsibilities as Hawaiian people. Through the stories of these two graffiti artists and their joint quest to uphold Hawaiian culture through mural-making, MELE MURALS shows how public art rooted in underground graffiti unexpectedly but powerfully fuses with Native Hawaiian traditions and contemporary life to impact the students, the town of Waimea, and most of all the artists. Co-presented by: The Vera Project and YouthCAN at the Wing.