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Navigation Skills of Pacific Islanders
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produced by Sam Low, 1942-; in The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 4 mins
Mau Piailug learnt to navigate from his father and grandfather. He navigates without instruments, just by looking at the ocean and sky, and drawing on the knowledge that was passed down to him. Mau explains that there are two kinds of navigators: the palu who knows how to sail, and the pwo who knows both sailing a...
produced by Sam Low, 1942-; in The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1983), 4 mins
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Fragile Earth, The Last Navigator
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directed by Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by Andre Singer, fl. 1975 and Martyn Pick, fl. 1988, in Fragile Earth (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 53 mins
This film follows a remarkable clash between cultures in the South Pacific. It is the story of two men, both navigators, who are attempting to come to terms with a changing world. For one, American navigator Stephen Thomas, the film traces his extraordinary experience as he leaves the US east coast to find deeper...
directed by Andre Singer, fl. 1975; produced by Andre Singer, fl. 1975 and Martyn Pick, fl. 1988, in Fragile Earth (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989), 53 mins
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