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Thu, 29 Jun

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The Village Cinema

Whetū Mārama – Bright Star documentary with introduction by Master Navigator Jack Thatcher

Screening of the documentary Whetū Mārama – Bright Star, introduced by Master Celestial Navigator Jack Thatcher.

Whetū Mārama – Bright Star documentary with introduction by Master Navigator Jack Thatcher
Whetū Mārama – Bright Star documentary with introduction by Master Navigator Jack Thatcher

Time & Location

29 Jun 2023, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Village Cinema, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

About The Event

Through skillfully interwoven interviews, waka hourua voyaging, archival footage and creative dramatic reconstructions, Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is an engrossing documentary that explores the life and work of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby. Directed by Toby Mills and Aileen O’Sullivan, this is an engrossing portrait of Hek's life and work exploring the incredible journeys Hek and his crews undertook across the Pacific and his willingness as a modern-pioneer waka builder and navigator, to pass on his knowledge to future generations.

The evening will be introduced by Master Celestial Navigator, Jack Thatcher (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Awa), Master Navigator to Hawaii, Rarotonga, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and other Pacific islands using only the stars as his map.

Price: $14 (PG)

Tickets: https://www.theincubator.co.nz/event-details/whetu-marama-bright-star-documentary-with-introduction-by-master-navigator-jack-thatcher

When: Thursday, 29 June, 6.30pm – 9pm

Where:  Village Community Cinema, The Historic Village, 159 Seventeeth Avenue, Tauranga

More details: www.theincubator.co.nz/matariki–2023–1

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