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We did it! Now let's send Hina and her message of aloha - love, honor and respect for all - to China!
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    THANK YOU! (Puakenikeni) - Your name will be added to the special “Mahalo Wall” on the Kumu Hina website, you'll receive exclusive email updates from the project team, and be featured in a Facebook shout-out from Kumu Hina.

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    A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE Video Digital Download (Pua Melia) - You'll be the FIRST to see the inspiring, specially-edited 25-minute educational version of the film, appropriate for students of all-ages, which you'll be able to download, watch as often as you want, and share with others. Plus your name on the Mahalo Wall and email updates.

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    STUDENT LEI - “Yellow for kane (boys), white for wahine (girls).” Receive one of these unique mementos from the filmʻs moving opening scene in which Kumu Hina prepares her students for a school performance. Order two, if like Hoʻonani, you embody both male and female spirit and want to show that youʻre ʻin the middle.ʻ Plus your name on the Mahalo Wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE video digital download.

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    KUMU HINA DVD (Pua Lokelau) - Advance Copy - Not Commercially Available until 2016! - Be the very FIRST to own and watch the FULL FEATURE FILM in the privacy of your own home, before it comes out anywhere else. Plus your name on the Mahalo Wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE video digital download. (DVD delivered by mid November, other items as above.)

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    T-SHIRT / DVD COMBO (Pua Pikake) - Receive a limited edition KUMU HINA T-shirt, specially designed with #APlaceintheMiddle Campaign logo (available in S,M,L,XL, & 2XL). Plus the Advance Copy DVD, your name on the Mahalo Wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE video digital download.

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    THEATRICAL TICKETS (Kikania) - There's nothing like seeing a film with friends and a live audience! Receive 2 tickets to a GATHR Theatrical-On-Demand screening (near you) that will begin this fall. Plus the Advance Copy DVD, your name on the Mahalo Wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE video digital download. (Dependent on screening schedule, doesn't include transportation.)

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    SIGNED MOVIE PREMIERE POSTER (Pua Kiele) - Only 10 Left! - Receive your very own, signed copy of the 11x17” poster for the sold-out premiere of KUMU HINA at Honoluluʻs historic Hawai'i Theatre. Plus the Advance Copy DVD, your name on the Mahalo wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download.

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    SIGNED KUMU HINA PORTRAIT (Pua Katinia) - A personally signed, limited edition print of Kumu Hina in the fierce “eating stones” hula position used for the movie poster. Plus the Advance Copy DVD, your name on the Mahalo Wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE video digital download.

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    DUALITY OF LIFE PACKAGE (Ōlapa) - For those who deserve to “wear the crown” that Kumu Hina bestows only on her students who embrace both their masculine and feminine spirits! You will receive the KUMU HINA DVD, a T-shirt, both yellow and white lei, your name on the Mahalo Wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download.

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    STAND PROUD / NO BE SHAME (Palapalai) - This special package includes an autographed Movie Premiere Poster or Kumu Hina Portrait, the KUMU HINA DVD, a T-shirt, both yellow and white lei, your name on the Mahalo wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download.

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    ONO GRINDS & SELFIES (Kauna'oa )- Join the filmʻs star and producers - Hina, Dean, Joe and Connie - for a casual meal and engaging conversation at a local-style eatery in Honolulu. Plus, an opportunity for cool selfies with the team, the KUMU HINA DVD, a T-shirt, both yellow and white lei, your name on the Mahalo wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download. (Does not include travel to Hawaiʻi for non-residents.)

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    HO'ONANI SIGNATURE UKULELE (Pua Lehua) - This beautiful wood concert ukulele, signed by Ho'onani, is just like the one she plays in the film for it's remarkable tone and resonance. A truly unique memento. Plus the KUMU HINA DVD, a T-shirt, both yellow and white lei, your name on the Mahalo wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download.

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    WHITE SHELL LEI PŪPŪ - Similar to the elegant, multi-strand lei that Hina places on Ho'onani just before the climax of the film. This is both a meaningful memento and a beautiful piece of hand-crafted jewelery. Also includes a signed Movie Premiere Poster or Kumu Hina Portrait, the KUMU HINA DVD, a T-shirt, both yellow and white lei, special recognition on the Mahalo wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    PERSONAL APPEARANCE (Maile me Mokihana) - Kumu Hina will appear at your function to offer her manaʻo, insight and inspiration. Subject to availability and does not include travel outside of O'ahu. Also includes a signed Movie Premiere Poster or Kumu Hina Portrait, the KUMU HINA DVD, a T-shirt, both yellow and white lei, special recognition on the Mahalo wall, email updates, and A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE digital download.

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