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Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey Film Screening – Oʻahu
February 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bishop Museum Presents
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey Film Screening
Followed by Q&A with the Filmmaker
Sunday, February 11, 2018
At Bishop Museum in Atherton Hālau
Admission Free with advance online registration.
Please show your electronic ticket upon check-in.
This award-winning PBS documentary sweeps viewers into a seafaring adventure with a community of Polynesians, as they build traditional sailing canoes, learn how to follow the stars across the open ocean, and embark upon a 2,000-mile voyage in the wake of their ancestors.
Wayfinders focuses on the revival of wayfinding — the art of guiding a canoe across long distances using only natural signs: the sun, the moon, the stars and the ocean swells. Learning the ancient skills from Micronesian navigator, Mau Piailug, Nainoa Thompson became the first Hawaiian in hundreds of years to master celestial navigation. By passing on this knowledge to a new generation of wayfinders, Nainoa begins the process of recovering connections with the past and preparing for the challenges of the future.
Featuring Nainoa Thompson, Mau Piailug, Herb Kane, Bruce Blankenfeld, Kalepa Babayan and more. Captain Cook portrayed by Patrick Stewart. Written, Produced and Directed by Gail Evenari
About the Director
With four decades of experience in education and media, Gail Evenari is committed to deepening connections and creating opportunities for growth and learning. As a filmmaker, she empowers indigenous communities to voice important cultural issues and compelling personal stories. Most recently, Gail has launched Just Like Me, But Different, a project that fosters the growth of compassionate, informed and engaged citizens of the world.