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Canceled: Moananuiakea: One Ocean. One Canoe. One People.

Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One Canoe. One People.
March 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm

A message for our patrons:

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the UCLA campus at this time, the university has recommended that we suspend events drawing more than 100 people. With this in mind, and considering the health and well-being of our entire community, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is canceling upcoming events at the Billy Wilder Theater. Learn more


Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One Canoe. One People.  (2019)

Proudly 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. A panel of UCLA scholars, community activists and special guests will discuss the challenges of climate change and the spirit of aloha.

DCP, color, 148 min. Director: Nāʻālehu Anthony. Screenwriter: Bryson Hoe. Cast: Nainoa Thompson, Bill Blankenfeld, Kālepa Baybayan.