This two-part film series features the living crew of Polynesian voyagers of Taumako, Solomon Islands, who share their history, motivations, and skills through storytelling, canoe building, and wayfinding.
They use only the designs, materials, and methods of their culture-hero Lata, who built the first voyaging canoe (vaka) and navigated to distant islands.
We invite everyone to see this film and reconnect with their ancestors and sustainable lifeways. This is a story of the real Moana. Each film is 57 minutes long and there will be a short intermission between the two screenings. The film is hosted by Dr. Marianne “Mimi” George, anthropologist, sailor, and writer specializing in voyaging cultures.