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Rise of the Wahine

A documentary examines Hawaii's role in shaping gender equality in college sports

By Ann Miller

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 03, 2014

~~<p>Twenty colleges that rejected Patsy T. Mink after she graduated from Maui High in 1944 fed a tsunami that still washes over the country 70 years later. Dean Kaneshiro and Ryan Tsuji hope to articulate the impact Mink and Hawaii played in gender equality with &quot;Rise of the Wahine,&quot; a documentary scheduled to be released this summer.</p>
<p>Kaneshiro is director/producer. Tsuji, a former TV reporter, is helping. He was Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji's graduate/volunteer assistant for nearly eight years and is currently communications director for Sen. David Ige and a broadcaster for OC Sports.</p>
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Twenty colleges that rejected Patsy T. Mink after she graduated from Maui High in 1944 fed a tsunami that still washes over the country 70 years later. Dean Kaneshiro and Ryan Tsuji hope to articulate the impact Mink and Hawaii played in gender equality with "Rise of the Wahine," a documentary scheduled to be released this summer.

Kaneshiro is director/producer. Tsuji, a former TV reporter, is helping. He was Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji's graduate/volunteer assistant for nearly eight years and is currently communications director for Sen. David Ige and a broadcaster for OC Sports. Login for more...



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