West Valley Island Cultural Festival

Sunday, November 12, 2017

12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Glendale Adult Center

5970 W. Brown St.

Glendale, AZ 85302

(Off of 59th Ave. Between Peoria Ave. & Olive Ave.)

Festival Contact: 623-255-8491

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The Haumana Movie

We are excited to announce the Peoria, AZ screening of the award winning feature film "The Haumāna" at the Arrowhead Fountain 18 (This screening took place on March 18, 2013).  This not only marks the directorial debut of Keo Woolford (actor, director, and hula dancer of Robert Cazimero’s Hālau Nā Kamalei O Lililehua), but features the Hawai`I talents of Tui Asau, Marlene Sai, and Kelly Hu.

The film also features actual haumāna as a part of the cast from Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero, Michael Lanakila Casupang & Veto Baker, Kaleo Trinidad, Maelia Lobenstein-Carter!


"The Haumāna" Teaser Trailer:


We hope you can join us for this special evening celebrating Hawaiian

culture, music, and hula.

"...When we dance hula, we honor the God in everyone, and in everything…"

~Jonny Kealoha, "The Haumāna"



THE HAUMĀNA is an independent feature film produced in Hawai`i.

*Haumāna n. Students, pupils. Perhaps lit., to lay before one (hau) a ball of masticated food (māna)


Jonny Kealoha is the charismatic host of a struggling Waikiki Polynesian lū`au show. To everyone’s surprise, including his own, he is appointed as the successor to a high school boy’s hula class when his former Kumu Hula (master hula teacher) passes away. He becomes as much a student as a teacher through the demands of leading the boys to a significant cultural event and rediscovers the sanctity of the culture he had previously abandoned.

With choreography and cultural consulting by Robert Cazimero, Lanakila Casupang, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter and Kaipo Hale.

The movie is called The Haumana, which translates into: "student"....in this case, a young man who becomes - like a student, learns to master his destiny.....through the art of the Hula.

This is an independent film made in Hawaii. The cast are all local Hawaiian actors and the soundtrack is amazing.

Please, share and spread the word about The Haumana movie. Thank you for your support.