Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe.

September 24 only

West Coast Tour: Bay Area Premiere. Filmmakers in person!

Join us for a screening and post-film discussion with filmmaker Na’alehu Anthony and one of Hōkūleʻa’s traditional navigators about women’s leadership, indigenous sovereignty and restoring our relationship to island earth.

Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe is a documentary film chronicling the historic the worldwide voyage of the traditional Polynesian canoe, the Hōkūleʻa. Moananuiakea refers to the vast oceanic body of water that connects us all.

The voyage named Malama Honua, meaning “taking care of island Earth,” sailed 40,000 nautical miles to over 150 ports, connecting with indigenous peoples throughout the world. Hōkūleʻa is the first traditional Polynesian double canoe built in over 600 years, traveling the ocean using Polynesian wayfaring technology without the use of any modern instruments. She sails by the “memory of stars” connected to the shape of the ocean, the swell of waves, the movement of horizon, the winds and seabirds, and the human physical connection to all of that.

Hosted by the Moananuiākea Bay Area Welcoming Committee (members include the Bay Area Transitions Community, Power California and others)


  • 6:00 pm opening ceremony
  • 6:30 screening
  • 8:45 discussion and q&a with filmmaker and crew

Ticket fees will be received as donations, on a sliding scale: $0-100+. After the costs of the screenings are covered, all donations will go to indigenous-led organizations on the islands and the West Coast working for the self-determination and thriving of their communities and all communities. 

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.


Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe.: Upcoming Showtimes