Papa Mau: The Wayfinder

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Papa Mau: The Wayfinder


Tuesday Nov 13 01:00 PM
Tuesday Nov 13 04:00 PM
Tuesday Nov 13 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Film:

Directed by Nāʻālehu Anthony. USA, 2010, 57 mins. English and Satawalese with English subtitles

Nov. 13 at 1, 4 + 7:30pm

This documentary charts the journey of legendary navigator Mau Piailug in reviving the art of non-instrument navigation in Polynesia. When Mau agreed to navigate Hōkūle‘a on her maiden voyage to Tahiti using only his knowledge of the stars and the ocean, the union of navigator and canoe reawakened cultural pride and unity throughout Polynesia. Official Selection: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
See the trailer.


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