Free, bookings recommended

Film Screening: We, the Voyagers: Our Moana, Part Two

Join us for the screening of part two of the documentary film series We, The Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata), in English language or subtitles by Vaka Taumako Project – Pacific Traditions Society. 

People of Taumoko, Solomon Islands share their history and skills through storytelling, canoe building and wayfinding. A recap of part one will be screened first. You don't need to have seen part one to attend and enjoy the screening of part two.

Thurs 5th Dec, 6.30pm
Free, bookings recommended - email
Learning Space
Tea and coffee provided 

“We are the crew of Lata, the Polynesian culture-hero who built the first voyaging canoe and navigated across the Pacific. We use only ancient designs, materials, and methods, and we invite everyone to reconnect with ancestors and sustainable lifeways.  This is the real Moana!”

Part 2. We, the Voyagers: Our Moana (57 minutes 19 seconds)
In our isolated Polynesian community, we live the story of our ancestral culture-hero, Lata. To make a voyage Lata welcomes men, women and children as crew, including hard workers with skills and applicants of dubious character, including an anthropologist. Our community blesses the vessel and sailors, and we learn how to set the sails. We find our way in the open ocean by interacting with patterns of winds, waves, stars, and other signs that our ancestors show us when we need them. We arrive at islands and learn what happened to family members since the last voyage some generations earlier. We reconcile, reaffirm our love for each other, and look to our future together.

About the Film Maker:
Dr. George is a cultural anthropologist and sailor, who supports the education of youth in ancient maritime practices, methods and designs.  She has worked for and with the Polynesian voyaging community of Taumako since 1993. 

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Last updated: 12 November 2019