Nappy Napolean Movie Screening

Aloha All!

We are happy to invite you to join us at the screeings of two extraordinary films "Miss South Pacific - Beauty and the Sea" and "I Just Love to Paddle".
There will be three double screenings on Oahu:

Sat, Jan 28 at 7pm
Location: Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St, Honolulu $10

Sun, Jan 29th at Door Opens at 6pm, showing at 6.30
Location: Turtle Bay Resort at Surfer [The Bar] Filmmaker's Showcase

Mon, Jan 30 at 7pm
MONDAY MOVIE CAFE, 1146 Bethel St, Honolulu $10

"I Just Love to Paddle" - Running Time: 31 minutes

Filmed almost exclusively on the ocean, this movie follows Nappy Napoleon, a legend in the outrigger paddling world on a 6 day journey of crossing all the Hawaiian channels.

This is the very first such crossing (9 channels, 6 days, one-man outrigger canoes) in recorded history, but this movie isn't really about paddling. It is about the love of the ocean, the love of our family, and about how doing what we love helps us find place in the universe.

"I am the luckiest guy in the world" --Nappy always says. And he means it. Nappy Napoleon has been in the forefront of outrigger paddling since the beginnings of the sport; he is still competitive at the age of 70 and is one of the most active international coaches in the world. That in itself is a good subject for a movie, but it is not what this documentary is about. "I just love to paddle" is a story of a humble and inspiring hero. It is a small porthole into the heart of another human being who has figured out, in his own unique way, how to live a life of sincere happiness .

IN Person: Marta Czajkowska, Director and Producer

"Miss South Pacific - Beauty and the Sea" - Running Time: 39 minutes

MISS SOUTH PACIFIC, featuring original music by Master Lai and the Conservatorium of Music, is a film about the strength, beauty, and intelligence of the South Pacific Island women who competed in the 2009-2010 Miss South Pacific Pageant in Suva, Fiji. It is also a film about climate change and how increasingly destructive weather patterns and rising sea levels are impacting the daily lives of all South Pacific islanders.
Set against the backdrop of Suva, Fiji’s capital and the largest city in the South Pacific, the Pageant takes us on a week long journey that showcases the most beautiful women in the South Pacific, from island countries as famous as French Polynesia, Fiji and Samoa, to the lesser known atolls of Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Niue. We watch as the contestants, or “Cultural Ambassadors” as they are called, proudly display their traditional attire, and perform dances and songs from their native countries. We also listen as they give us heart-rending accounts of the effects of climate change on their island homes.The Miss South Pacific Pageant is non-stop rollicking good fun and, make no mistake, the viewer will be entertained. But in the end, the real story is about the impacts of global warming on these remarkable people of the South Pacific, truly a special place on our planet, and a place we must all share responsibility in protecting.

IN Person: Teri Tico, Producer and Mary Lambert, Director

Teri Tico, Mary Lambert and Marta Czajkowska

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Submitted by Cliff on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 9:07pm

solid. thanks for posting.

#1 Thu, 01/26/2012 - 8:39am

Wonderful!! Please do let us know when and how to order BluRay dvds of this video when they are available?

#2 Thu, 01/26/2012 - 11:30am

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