Huraiti Mana performed hula at the outdoor film screening of Lilo & Stitch produced by the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) in partnership with Inter*Im CDA, and Seattle Chinatown-International District's Parks & Recreations. SAAFF is the only film festival in Seattle dedicated to featuring works created for and by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, providing independent filmmakers a platform to contribute their voices, histories, and perspectives among the film industry. Feature-length and short format films curated in their annual festival (this year February 19-21, 2016), highlight the richness and diversity of these Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Huraiti Mana thanks SAAFF for their gracious support of our group and allowing us to dance hula in their show line-up before Lilo & Stitch! Also in the line-up was the amazingly talented 'ukulele musician Arden Fujiwara and Seattle 'Ukulele Players Association or SUPA, a Seattle nonprofit that promotes fellowship, entertainment, and performance education for 'ukulele enthusiasts of all backgrounds and experiences. Both Arden and SUPA have shows throughout Seattle; check their sites to follow their next performances! Huraiti Mana also had the pleasure to perform "Wahine 'Ilikea" during SUPA's set and are thankful to have been able to share the stage with this fun group.
Join SAAFF for the next FREE film screening of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon on Saturday, August 27, 2016.