"rise Of the Wahine" Premieres Today

LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) – The Committee on the Status of Women in partnership with “Prevention Awareness Understanding Violence Kaua’i”, will premiere the film, “Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX” at the Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center this evening. Doors open at 5:00 PM and the film begins at 6:00 PM. Admission is free and DVD copies will be available for purchase. Filmgoers will have a chance to meet Hawai’i-born director, writer, and producer Dean Kaneshiro and co-producer Ryan Tsuji, who was a former UH Wahine Volleyball Assistant Coach and UH Athletics commentator. “Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX” is a historical sports documentary chronicling the birth of the first Rainbow Wahine volleyball team during a time of great change for women’s equality. The film tells the untold story of a group of women from Hawai’i who battled inequality issues, leading up to the passing of Title IX.

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