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Matariki Movies | Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

25 Jun, 2023

This free film screening is presented as part of Waikato Museum's Matariki celebrations.

This free film screening is presented as part of Waikato Museum’s Matariki celebrations.

“If it wasn’t for the waka, we wouldn’t be here today.”

– Sir Hek Busby on the central importance of waka and star navigation to Maaori

The award-winning documentary “Whetū Mārama – Bright Star” tells the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi (also known as ‘Hek’ Busby) and his significance for Maaori in reigniting their wayfinding DNA. At age 50 the former bridge builder embraced waka building and traditional Maaori navigation.

Directors Toby Mills and Aileen O’Sullivan spent 15 years developing the documentary alongside Busby, who died in 2019.

 

Film details

“Whetū Mārama – Bright Star” (2021)
Running time: 94 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Exempt (Suitable for families)

When

25 Jun, 2023
11am

Where

Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
1 Grantham Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton

Ticket Info

Free

Email

museum.marketing@hcc.govt.nz

Website

Waikato Museum - Learn More

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