Hawaiki Nui Va'a
This is the story of a handful of islands in the middle of the South Pacific. Men of God arrived here in pirogues more than 5,000 years ago. In memory to those times, the Polynesians have created a pirogue race linking together 4 islands in the Leeward Islands archipelago. 130 km to get to Bora Bora, three days’ racing, 2,500 oarsmen. This is the race of all superlatives, the hardest, the most dreaded, the finest. It is called the Hawaiki Nui Va’a. It is the world’s toughest marathon.
Director : Cécile Denjean
Producers : Grand Angle Productions
Co-producers : Planète Thalassa
Country of production : France
Year : 2007
Format : HD
Duration : 24'