Join West Coast Tour Moananuiakea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe for the Los Angeles Special Event of MOANANUIAKEA: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe.
Winner of the 2018 Hawai’i International Film Festival’s Audience Award: Moananuiākea is the culmination of the Hōkūle‘a’s Mālama Honua worldwide voyage, which circumnavigated the globe and sailed to more than 150 ports in 23 countries.
Directed by Nā‘ālehu Anthony, this documentary follows the crew of the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia as they voyage around the world using traditional Hawaiian navigation methods and educating through cultural exchange. It’s an inspiring narrative that weaves together footage taken over the past few years and brings the story home.
In 1976, a voyaging canoe sparked a cultural revival that quickly spread throughout Polynesia, breathing life into ancient myths and legends. More than four decades later, Hōkūleʻa continues to inspire a new generation of navigators and voyagers to gather their courage and sail beyond the horizon of the Pacific. This voyage also represented the fulfillment of the vision of Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries, the passing of the mantle of celestial navigation to the next generation of kānaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come.