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The Navigators [videorecording]

produced and written by Sam Low ; directed by Boyd Estus, Sam Low
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Follows archaeologists as they seek clues to the origins and achievements of ancient Polynesian seafarers. Shows the excavation of a powerful voyaging canoe on the Tahitian island of Huahine, early sailing routes in Fiji, and traces of Hawaii's first settlers on Molokai. Travels with Mau Piailug as he and his crew sail a replica of an original Polyneisan canoe from Hawaii to Tahiti--2500 miles across the ocean without benefit of sextant, compass, or any other Western navigational instrument.
Director
Boyd Estus; Sam Low
Performers
Narrator: Len Gochman ; voices, Mau Piailug, Palani Vaughan.
Release Date
1983
Run Time
59 min.
Language
Soundtrack in English; some Hawaiian and Carolinian with English subtitles
Notes
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Variant Title
Subtitle on container: Pathfinders of the Pacific
Credits
Cinematographer, Boyd Estus ; editor, William Anderson.
Published
Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, c2009.
Description
1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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