Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Poster for Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Portrait on Sir Hekenukumai Busby, an honoured icon who went above and beyond to help reclaim the lost art of traditional Māori voyaging. More

"For Māori, the canoe underpins our culture. We once built waka/canoes from giant trees and sailed the vast Pacific by the stars. These arts were lost to us for 600 years. Then the stars re-aligned and three men from far flung islands revived our place as the greatest navigators on the planet, a Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek Busby, “The Chief” from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his significance for Māori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA and for all New Zealanders in reclaiming our place as traditional star voyages on the world map." (Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival)

2021Rating: Exempt90 minsNew Zealand
DocumentaryFestival & Independent


Whetū Mārama – Bright Star | Release Details

Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is coming to cinemas in New Zealand on 07 July 2022.