The Story of Lata, the first voyager is alive today and we are all in the crew
40 years sailing and anthropological work supporting the efforts of communities who practice ancient voyaging knowledge...including south-central New Ireland Province, PNG, Antarctic winter over frozen in sea-ice in small sailing vessel, Siberian Yupik sea hunters and Chukchi reindeer herders both sides of Bering Straits, and director of Vaka Taumako Project of Pacific Traditions Society 1993 - present.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    We, the Voyagers: Our Moana2020
    Documentary, Feature
    We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka2020
    Documentary, Feature
  • Director (1 Credit)
    We, the Voyagers: Our Moana2020
    Documentary, Feature
selection
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
19th Annual International Ocean Film Festival
San Francisco
2022
Official selection
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Mosaic Film Festival of Arts and Culture
Halifax
2021
currently a finalist for Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Guam International Film Festival
online and Hagatna
2021
Best Feature Film. Best Director.
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Culture and Diversity Film Festival
Hollywood
2021
3rd Best Documentary and Best Poster
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Rome International Film Awards
Rome
2021
big audience!
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
PBS Hawai`i screenings and interview
pan-Hawaiian Islands
2021
Audience Favorite Award and Special Recognition of Animation and Special Effects Award
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
The Archaeology Channel Film Festival
Eugene
2021
in consideration. Nov 16 - 21 screenings.
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Festival Cine Arqueologico Bidasoa FICAB
Irum
2021
Best Documentary Feature Film
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Paris Independent Film Festival
Paris
2021
OCEANIA Best Feature Film
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Quetzalcoatl Indigenous International Film Festival
Oaxaca
2021
Official Selection
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Mosaic Film Festival of Arts and Culture
Halifax
2021
Selection
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
CARE Awards
Westchester, PA
2021
Official Selection
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Rome International Movie Awards
Rome
2021
3rd Best Documentary and Best Poster
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Rome International Film Awards
Rome
2021
big audience!
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
PBS Hawai`i interview on June 18, then screening followed by 2 weeks on website
pan-Hawaiian Islands
2021
Finalist and Best Poster Award
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
American Documentary and Animation Film Festival and Film Fund (AMDOCS)
online
2021
Best Documentary, 3rd Prize
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
International Cultural Artifact Film Festival
Pune
2021
Official Selection
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival
Topanga
2021
Finalist. Oct 2nd-Nov 1st screenings.
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Pasifika International Film Festival
ONLINE and several cities throughout Pacific
2021
in consideration. making Greek translation
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Cyprus International Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival
ONLINE
2020
Grand Prize
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival
ONLINE this year
2020
Grand Prize Feature Film
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
International Maritime Film Festival
Bucksport
2020
ongoing festival until June 10
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Women and Film Festival
Port Townsend, Washington State
2020
Finalist
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
tve Global Sustainability Film Awards
London
2020
Finalist
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
ARICA NATIVA Film Festival
Arica
2020
Finalist. non-competitive film festival
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Guam International Film Festival
Hagatna
2020
Ethnographic distinction award. Finalist
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
3rd Cyprus International Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival
ONLINE and Nicosia
2020
Grand Prize Feature Film
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
International Maritime Film Festival
Bucksport
2020
this festival was postponed to 2021. After a long struggle, a Taumako filmmaker had a visa for 2020, but will have to re-apply for 2021
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Maoriland International Indigenous Film Festival
Otaki
2020
Special Mention for Best Ethnographic Depiction. Finalist.
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
The Archaeology Film Festival
Eugene, Oregon
2020
Grand Prize Best Film
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
ARCHAIOS Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival
ONLINE
2011
selected.
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka

Finalist.
We, the Voyagers: Our Vaka
Cutting Edge Film Festival
College
University of Virginia
Cultural Anthropology. mostly fieldwork 1979 - 87
19721987
College
University of Chicago
Cultural Anthropology
19761977
High School
University High in west LA
anti-war activism
19661969
Birth Date
April 17, 1951
Nickname
Mimi
Birth City
Binghamton, NY
Current City
Anahola, HI
Hometown
ocean
Height
5 '8.5"
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
mix of Italian and northern Europeans. great grandmother was Mohawk.
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
work related communities
Children
help out breeders
"We don't see things the way they are; we see things the way we are." Anais Nin
The Story of Lata, the first voyager is alive today and we are all in the crew
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