Posted Sunday 29 May 2022
Aileen O'Sullivan's stirring documentary Whetū Mārama – Bright Star will have its Auckland premiere at the Doc Edge Festival this year. This is a special screening, only available in Auckland.
Go along and catch it while you can, at Auckland's Civic Theatre Friday 24 June at 1pm.
O'Sullivan co-directed and co-produced alongside Toby Mills.
Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his efforts to reclaim the lost art of traditional Māori voyaging - sailing the vast Pacific navigating by the stars. These arts were lost for 600 years, then revived by three men from far-flung islands - a Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek Busby, 'The Chief' from Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The 2022 Doc Edge Festival is running from June 1 – July 10 2022.