ALFF: Whetu Marama - Bright Star
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 34 minutes
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9
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Senior / Elder (65 and Over): $13.00
Youth (19 and Under): $10.00
YFS Member: $13.00 Only available in-person or by calling the Box Office 667-8574 Hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday
For Māori, 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. Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his significance for Māori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA and for all New Zealanders in reclaiming our place as traditional star voyages on the world map. It is the story of a culture that understands an inner compass. Hek’s epic voyaging has reconnected his crews with their inbuilt GPS systems and they in turn are teaching and inspiring the next generation, building a bridge back into our past to take us forward into the future.
Dirs. Toby Mills, Aileen O'Sullivan, 2022, Aotearoa /New Zealand, 94 min.
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