A special preview screening of the documentary film
Six years in the making and shot in Tahiti, New Zealand and the UK, including at the British Library, Lala Rolls' documentary film Tupaia's Endeavour follows artist Michel Tuffery, actor Kirk Torrance and anthropologist Paora Tapsell as they uncover the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian who accompanied James Cook on his first Pacific voyage. In doing so, they reveal New Zealand as a nation seeded from Ra'iatea, Tahiti and forged under a British flag, as Māori and Tahitian voices give their own, unmediated accounts of what happened when the Endeavour arrived in Tahiti and New Zealand.
The event is free, but booking is required.
With thanks to Island Productions Aotearoa