An entertaining look at how the design of waka hourua (double-hulled sailing canoes) allowed Noe’s Polynesian ancestors to travel huge distances across the Pacific – and how it’s still happening today.
Additional sailing footage from Waka Warriors
Endeavour footage from Zakpage Pty Ltd
Illustration “Eia Hawai’i” by Herbert K. Kane
Model of Tongiaki (Tongan sailing canoe) courtesy of Te Papa Tongarewa collections
Thanks to Zoomslide
Special thanks to Fa’afaite - Tahiti Voyaging Society and Haunui - Te Toki Voyaging Trust
Writer/Director: Brendan Donovan | Editor: Brendon Chan | Camera: Adam Jones | Additional Camera: Kent Belcher, Madison Henry-Ryan and Oliver Jones | Sound: John McNicholas and Brendan Donovan | Production Coordinator: Tess Whelan