2022 Film Season

2022 Film Season
Whetu Marama: Bright Star

10 & 24 Aug - 10:00am
11 & 18 Aug - 12:30pm
17 Aug - 7:30pm

90 mins

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2022 Film Season

Whetu Marama: Bright Star

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For Maori, the canoe underpins our culture. We once built waka/canoes from giant trees and sailed the vast Pacific by the stars. These arts were lost to us for 600 years. Then the stars re-aligned and three men from far flung islands revived our place as the greatest navigators on the planet, a Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek Busby, “The Chief” from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Whetu Marama: Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his significance for Maori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA and for all New Zealanders in reclaiming our place as traditional star voyagers on the world map.