Te Hono ki Aotearoa, directed by Jan Bieringa and with a soundtrack from Warren Maxwell, follows the journey of Te Hono ki Aotearoa as it makes its inaugural journey on the river Thames and becomes the waka for Europe.
Special guests Anthony Hoete (WHAT_architecture) and Karl Burrows (Manaia) will introduce the story of Te Hono, touching on the significance of ‘waka’ in terms of Maori identity, how values in Maori culture have universal appeal outside New Zealand, and the role of Hinemihi, a Maori wharenui, currently residing at Clandon House in the UK.
New Zealand Studies Network (NZSN) with KEA UK present a screening of Te Hono ki Aotearoa, a beautiful and moving documentary on the commissioning, making, launch and emotional handover of the waka to the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, 2010.
This event takes place on Friday 15 February, 6pm at the Birkbeck Cinema, Malet Street, London.
Tickets are £5.00 and seats can be booked by registering at http://tehonokiaotearoa.eventbrite.co.uk/