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Environmental Justice and Spirit of Aloha, Part 2

Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe (2018)
February 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm

A free screening of Moananuiākea will be available on Vimeo from February 19 to 22.

In conjunction with the screening, there will be a live Zoom conversation on February 21 at 5 p.m. (PT) with filmmaker Nāʻālehu Anthony, moderated by UC Irvine Ph.D. student Noah Patterson Hanohano DolimRSVPs are required.

Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe (2018)

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.

Moananuiākea plays a vital role in carrying the enduring legacy of the Mālama Honua Voyage into the future. 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.

Color, in Hawaiian and English with English subtitles, 130 min. Director: Nāʻālehu Anthony. Screenwriter: Bryson Hoe.