PBS HAWAII PRESENTS:
E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name
Thursday, October 24 at 8:00 pm
What's in a name? This month, a PBS Hawaii Presents broadcast premiere of E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name attempts to answer that question.
The documentary follows its filmmaker, Christen Hepuakoa (Hepuakoamanaaheleihiehieonaonamekekapu-o-nali'iamekahanohanoamauanaia) Marquez, as she sets out to discover the meaning behind her lengthy Hawaiian name of 60 consonants and vowels. In the process, Christen rebuilds her relationship with her estranged mother on Oahu, a kumu hula who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in the 1980s. As she learns more about her mother's condition, Christen's film sheds light on how cultural differences can impact mental health care.