Pacific with Sam Neill - Pacific with Sam Neill - episode: 102H |
PACIFIC WITH SAM NEILL follows in the wake of three world-changing voyages across the most expansive ocean of them all. In this epic series, Neill (And Then There Were None, Jurassic Park)draws on deep personal connections to the Pacific.

Endeavour and New Zealand

The second of six episodes following Sam Neill travelling in the wake of Captain Cook around the Pacific, 250 years on from when Cook made his first voyage. This episode sees Sam in New Zealand, a country he calls home.

Sam considers not only the cultural ramifications of Cook’s first interactions with the Maori people but also the continuous social and political impact Western settlers had on the land and people. Speaking with historians, activists, artists and locals, Sam delves into a deep history of trade, tradition and turbulent conflict.

To his surprise Maori oral memories of Tupaia are more strong and vivid than those of Cook. Reconnecting with lost Polynesian history was far more potent than awe at the foreign goblins.

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Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:01pm
47 minutes
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