What a Tahitian thinks of Moana [Video]

Is Moana a faithful representation of the Polynesian people and their culture?

On the one hand, the coconut people came from nowhere and the giant crab passing as Tamatoa is very foreign to our culture. But for Pacificans.com editor Taema, this is all redeemed by the effort from Disney to make a Tahitian and a Maori version, combined with the fact that Moana characters seem so very familiar to a Polynesian…

He first wrote a piece about it, and then made it into this great video (backup link):

What about you, did you think Moana is an honest representation of Polynesian culture? Are islanders from New Zealand impatient to see the Maori version? Join the conversation on our Facebook or our Twitter!

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