journey

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Voyage of the Hōkūle‘a

 

Witness Hōkūle‘a’s inaugural 1976 journey from Hawai‘i to Tahiti, the preparations leading up to it, and the behind-the-scenes turmoil that threatened to derail the voyage. Rifts are seen among leadership, between leadership and the crew, and among crewmembers. The film by Dale Bell was co-produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh.

 

Nobody Dies: A Film About a Musician, her Mom, and Vietnam

 

San Francisco-based indie singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen journeys to Vietnam for the first time and brings her mother, who hasn’t been back since the fall of Saigon. The trip causes Thao to reflect on her upbringing in the United States, her extended family in Vietnam, all the while unraveling like a love letter to her mom.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
The Next Journey

 

INSIGHTS convenes Polynesian Voyaging Society leadership and several crewmembers of the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe for a live discussion about their Next Journey. Scheduled to appear are the voyaging society’s President Nainoa Thompson, Hōkūle‘a crewmembers Miki Tomita and Eric Co, and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa President David Lassner, who was a crewmember on Hōkūle‘a’s U.S. East Coast leg.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

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GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Boats: The Arctic

GLOBE TREKKER - Tough Boats: The Arctic

 

Trekker Ian Wright travels to the high Arctic from the coast of northern Norway. His Arctic journey starts in fishing port of Tromso, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From here, aboard the fishing trawler Hermes, he travels another 300 miles north to rich fishing ground near remote Bear Island. Later, he transfers to a small Arctic cruise ship that takes just a dozen or so passengers around the islands in search of polar bears and other wildlife.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Boys of ’36

 

Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Inspired by #1 best-seller The Boys in the Boat, the film follows the underdog team that took the nation by storm when they captured gold.

 

NATURE’S GREAT RACE
Zebra

 

Traverse the wilderness as scientific teams utilize new technology to track animals on epic journeys, as they overcome obstacles and face predators.

 

Zebra
Witness the perilous journey of thousands of zebras who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness and undertake Africa’s longest land migration to the rich grasslands of Nxai Pan National Park.

 

NATURE’S GREAT RACE
Caribou

 

Traverse the wilderness as scientific teams utilize new technology to track animals on epic journeys, as they overcome obstacles and face predators.

 

Caribou
Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration: 3,000 miles through the frozen Arctic wilderness of Canada and Alaska.

 


NATURE’S GREAT RACE
Elephants

 

Traverse the wilderness as scientific teams utilize new technology to track animals on epic journeys, as they overcome obstacles and face predators.

 

Elephants
Follow the annual gathering of a thousand elephants in northern Kenya Magnificent bulls and vulnerable orphans both face deadly threats from predators and poachers.

 

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