Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey (1999)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Outdoor Recreation  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Betsy Boyd

Wayfinding is the art of guiding a canoe across long passages using only natural clues and signs, such as the sun, the moon, the stars, and the sea. Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey profiles Nainoa Thompson, the first Hawaiian in centuries to master this rare art. The documentary also observes several Pacific island crews as they prepare for a voyage from the Marquesas Islands to Hawaii. Via interviews and archival footage, viewers come to understand how the legacy of this art has been kept alive.



Hawaii, navigation, Polynesian, sea, adventurer, canoe, voyage