Presented by the Polynesian Voyaging Society and ʻŌiwi TV, MOANANUIĀKEA illustrates the crucial role of indigenous voices and perspectives in both storytelling and in creating paradigm-changing solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The film honors ʻike Hawai‘i — traditional wisdom of our island culture — on a global stage. It extends the values of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the Hōkūle‘a, a beacon of sustainability, unity and culture, beyond the voyaging community for perpetuation in the wider world.
The voyage’s groundbreaking conservation and preservation initiatives have already inspired countless new practices to protect our environment. The wildly successful revival of a traditional art that was nearly extinct has created a resurgence of pride and respect for native cultures and encourages the active rediscovery of forgotten cultural practices.
Patrons are welcome to view MOANANUIĀKEA beginning February 19, 2021 at the Archive’s Vimeo Channel, which can be accessed at Vimeo.Com/UCLAFilmTVArchive. The film will remain on Vimeo through February 22. Patrons are encouraged to view the film prior to attending this dynamic conversation with filmmaker Nāʻālehu Anthony, which will cover the film’s vital role in carrying the enduring legacy of the Mālama Honua Voyage into the future and other issues brought forth throughout this epic work. Both the film and the filmmaker Q&A are free; RSVP is required to attend the Zoom Q&A.