Mittwoch, 20. Februar 2008

Video: "Polynesian seafaring - history and Hawaiian re-creation"

Video: "Polynesian seafaring - history and Hawaiian re-creation" von "SirMixItAllUp" bei Youtube

Beschreibung des Videoclips:

Captain Cook 'discovers' Tahiti and Hawaii. The natives tell Cook how they navigated the vast Pacific Ocean. Later commentators dispute this, and some natives of today---many decades after ravages of their culture by outsiders--decide to rebuild the ancient navigation knowledge and traditional sailing canoes to create a new legacy of wayfinding and revive the spirit of the ancestral way as they teach others to face new horizons.

Herb Kawainui Kane speaks about Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki expedition, and then the Hokule'a-- a re-created ancient double-hulled voyaging canoe (vaka taurua) featured in this extract.

Narrated by Napuanalani Cassidy

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