Sam Low: The Navigators Film Screening
Join us for a film screening of Sam Low’s The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific (1983), with a Q&A to follow. More than 1,000 years ago, the scattered islands of Polynesia were settled by an ancient seafaring people. Where did they come from and how did they navigate the vast Pacific Ocean? The Navigators follows archaeologists across the Pacific as they prove that ancient Polynesians voyaged east from islands in Southeast Asia aboard large seaworthy canoes. Low’s film also tells the modern story of Mau Piailug, a traditional navigator from Micronesia, as he sails the canoe Hokule’a from Hawaii to Tahiti by following a world of natural signs—just as the ancient Polynesians once did.
Hokule’a – a replica of the ancient vessels that carried the Polynesians to settle one-third of Earth’s surface – is now sailing around the world and is scheduled to visit The Mariners’ Museum in late April 2016.Buy tickets