Te Aurere under sail

Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

2021
94min
Feature
Synopsis: 

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 met by chance to revive our place as the greatest navigators on the planet, a Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek Busby, “The Chief” from Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Status: 
Complete, DCP available
Genre: 
Documentary
New Zealand distributor: 
Limelight Distribution
Festival/Awards: 
2021: Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival 2022: FIFO, International Ocean Film Festival - winner 2022 Coastal and Island Culture Award, Swedish International Film Festival, Blue Water Film Festival.
Technical information: 
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO: 16x9