Hōkūleʻa, Star of Gladness
Film transfer of "Hōkūleʻa, Star of Gladness," directed by Tip Davis in 1975. This documentary covers the birth of Hōkūleʻa; from the waʻa (canoe) being built to its first launch at Hakipuʻu/Kualoa across the archipelago. Covers the carving of the waʻa from wood; historical aspects of voyaging; blessing and ceremony by Kaʻupena Wong which includes hula by Hoakalei Kamauu and Dancers, and ʻawa ceremony; arrival and ceremony on other islands. Features Herb Kane, Ben Finney, and other Polynesian Voyaging Society members; Sam Kaʻai.
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