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Stories about local art, culture and community from Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
  • Courtesy Inflatable Film
    A new documentary short film, "Uncle Bully's Surf Skool," focuses on Lahaina surf instructor Robert "Bully" Kotter and his impact on local children. When the Aug. 8 wildfires devastated his town, his business and his home, the crew picked up their cameras again.
  • Filipinos textiles are seeing a resurgence from designers.
    Cassie Ordonio
    Textiles are significant in cultures across the Philipines' more than 7,000 islands. The vibrant, geometric patterns symbolize an island's region, such as the mountains and rivers. Hawaiʻi-based Filipina fashion designer Lydia Querian established her brand Daily Malong with the motto "Indigenous is the future." She hopes to educate Filipinos in the diaspora about their culture through clothing. HPR's Cassie Ordonio reports.