UNTOLD STORIES : 7 CANOES
The accounts of the elders
Available version: English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide
New Zealand’s original Polynesian inhabitants are descended from voyagers who left their traditional homeland, Hawaiki, around 800 years ago and traveled on seven canoes.
During these centuries, there have been many battles and upheavals, and many tales have been lost. Fortunately, some elders are still around and can recall and retell before they are gone.
For memory’s sake, this film captures these special ancient stories, songs, and chants.