“Aloha Movie”: Janet Mock
MSNBC’s So POPular!’s host Janet Mock, who is herself a native Hawaiian or Kanaka Maoli, talks about the new film “Aloha,” that word’s true meaning, and Hollywood’s continued appropriation of Hawaii and the culture of its native people.
“Most who invoke the term aloha do not know its true meaning. Aloha actually comes from two Hawaiian words: Alo – which means the front of a person, the part of our bodies that we share and take in people. And Ha, which is our breath. When we are in each other’s presence with the front of our bodies, we are exchanging the breath of life. That’s Aloha.”
– Janet Mock
Watch her video segment and read the transcript at the following link source: ‘Aloha’ Movie: Hollywood’s Historical Misappropriation of Hawaiian Language ‹ Janet Mock