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VOYAGERS: THE FIRST HAWAIIANS SPECIAL EDITION DVD
VOYAGERS: THE FIRST HAWAIIANS SPECIAL EDITION DVD


 
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In 1976, a voyaging canoe set sail from Hawai`i to Tahiti for the first time in over 600 years. Accompanying these mariners aboard their historic voyage was a single book. Over 30 years later, the tale told in those pages comes to life through the images of Herb Kawainui Kane and the vision of filmmaker Paul Csige.

Following a crushing defeat in battle, an island people are forced into exile by the victors. In a dream, the chief of the vanquished envisions hope in the form of a guiding bird that will lead them across the unknown sea to a new home.
Canoes are carved; provisions collected and so begins the voyage to find a new home. With only the stars and the promise of land to guide them, they sail north. But life on the sea is not easy. Fish must be caught for food and rain collected for water. Through windless doldrums and horrific storms, they persevere to find their new home, Hawaii.
Based on the book, Voyage: The Discovery of Hawai`i by famed Native Hawaiian artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kane, this film tells the compelling human story of the first Polynesian migrations northward into the unforgiving expanse of the Pacific, and of the first landfall in the archipelago to become known as Hawai`i.
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his remarkable film is an artistic and technical triumph. Every single visual image in this feature-length movie was created by one man, Herb Kawainui Kane. In addition to quite literally, the hundreds of images used from Herb's art archives in the making of Voyagers, he contributed over a dozen new paintings, just for the film. Paul Csige then added original music and sound effects, many of them recorded on the Big Island.

Voyagers
is also a wonderful cultural achievement in it's own right. Culturally and historically accurate, Herb Kane is a noted Polynesian historian, and a master of canoe design and sailing techniques. Whenever possible, Polynesian performers were retained for the film; local actor, Dennis Evangelista of Waikoloa, performed the voice-over narration. Anthony Natividad of Maui played Hawaiian nose flute, Maori flute, 'ukeke, ipu, and other indigenous sounds. Larry Ursua and Danny Akaka Jr. consulted in the preparation of Hawaiian translations and chants, and contributed singing performances.
This new "Special Edition" features: New Images, Enhanced Animations, Remastered Soundtrack, Deleted Scene, Footage from the Premier, Making of "Voyagers", Official Trailer, Director/Producer Commentary.
16:9 Widescreen - Color - English with subtitles in English, Spanish, French and Japanese - 62 minutes - NTSC


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