The Last Navigator


1989 / 50 minutes

Directed by
André Singer
Country of production
United Kingdom United States

This is the story of two cultures and two technologies. An American navigator is taught the skills of navigation by a traditional Micronesian navigator on Satawal island. The American tries to navigate a boat through dangerous waters, without Western technology, while the traditional navigator watches him. The making of the film brought out interesting conflicts within the Micronesian community and in the interactions with the American navigator.

Language and subtitles
English with English Subtitles
Federated States of Micronesia
Tourism / Travel / Pilgrimage Infrastructure / Transport Education / Knowledge Transmission