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Whetū Mārama: Bright Star

  • All Sites: 07 Jul 2022
Runtime: 90 min
GENRES: Documentary
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★★★★★ "A must see Kiwi movie." "A terrific, timely and absolutely engrossing portrait of Hek's life and work." "Film-makers Aileen O'Sullivan and Toby Mills have achieved something very special here." - Stuff.co.nz.  

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 voyagers on the world map. 

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