E Haku Inoa: Christen Marquez

The Ability Committee brought Christen Marquez to Pomona last Thursday to talk about her documentary E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name.  Christen is a young multi-racial Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) woman who sets out to discover the meaning of her lengthy, 63 letter, Hawaiian name from her estranged schizophrenic Mother. She discovers not only herself within the name, but gains a whole new perspective on the idea of sanity and how cultural differences can muddle its definition.

Check out a clip of her film here!


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