Thu, 29 Jun|
The Village Community Cinema
Whetū Mārama - Bright Star documentary with introduction by Master Navigator Jack Thatcher
Screening of the documentary Whetū Mārama - Bright Star, introduced by Master Celestial Navigator Jack Thatcher. Film rated PG.
Time & Location
29 Jun 2023, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Village Community Cinema, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
About the event
Through skillfully interwoven interviews, waka hourua voyaging, archival footage and creative dramatic reconstructions, Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is an engrossing documentary that explores the life and work of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby. Directed by Toby Mills and Aileen O’Sullivan, this is an engrossing portrait of Hek's life and work exploring the incredible journeys Hek and his crews undertook across the Pacific and his willingness as a modern-pioneer waka builder and navigator, to pass on his knowledge to future generations.
The evening will be introduced by Master Celestial Navigator, Jack Thatcher (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Awa), Master Navigator to Hawaii, Rarotonga, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and other Pacific islands using only the stars as his map.
This event is presented by the Incubator Creative Hub and supported by Good Buzz Kombucha and the Tauranga Western BAy Community Events Fund.
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