The Last Navigator

© Singer
50 minutes / Colour / 1989
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

Region Micronesia

Country Federated States of Micronesia

Keywords Tourism / Travel / Pilgrimage Infrastructure / Transport Education / Knowledge Transmission