Heart of the Sea Documentary Film

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Thursday February 20

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Traditions of the Pacific Presents: Heart of the Sea Documentary Film

Thursday, February 20, 2020

6:00–7:30 pm

Atherton Hālau

Admission: $10

Members: Free with pre-registration


Heart of the Sea is a documentary film about surf legend and “Queen of Mākaha,” Rell Kapoliokaʻehukai Sunn. Sunn was a founding member of the Women’s Professional Surfing Association and a beloved breast cancer activist. With exhilarating water scenes and captivating archival footage of surf culture, Heart of the Sea is an important look at Hawaiʻi’s integral part in America’s rich cultural heritage, and a stirring portrait of a courageous legend.

Winner of the PBS Independent Lens Audience Award, and directed by Lisa Denker and Charlotte Lagarde, the film is 54 minutes.

Traditions of the Pacific is coordinated by the Bishop Museum Association Council, the supporting council for Bishop Museum members, to celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʿi and the Pacific.