Kupe: Voyaging by the Stars

Location:New Zealand / Aotearoa
Length:50 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS; 1-inch master; U-matic
Year Released:1993
Director:Pita Turei
Producer:Nimrod Film Productions
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 9507
Description:Legend tells how the early explorer Kupe chased a giant octopus across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa, New Zealand. A thousand years later Hekenukumai Busby, a building contractor from Aurere Beach realized his dream -- to build a traditional double-hulled waka and retrace the paths of his ancestor Kupe. This documentary follow the journey of the waka Te Aurere, from Tane to Tangaroa: from the forest of Aotearoa to the shores of Rarotonga. Chiefly in English; some Maori with English subtitles.
Record No:1009
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