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Moana is a movie starring Ta'avale, Fa'amgase, and T'ugaita. Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s.

Other Titles
Moana: A Romance of the Golden Age, Moana, solens søn, Moana with Sound, Moana: A Story of the South Seas, Moana, o Homem Perfeito, L'ultimo eden, モアナ 南海の歓喜, O Homem Perfeito
Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Robert J. Flaherty, Frances H. Flaherty
Robert J. Flaherty, Julian Johnson, Frances H. Flaherty, Robert J. Flaherty, Frances H. Flaherty
Tama, T'ugaita, Ta'avale, Fa'amgase
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s.

Comments about documentary «Moana» (20)

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From what I have read, this is an incredible documentary about the people who love and care for the world's most beloved creature. I was so pleased with this film and I will be buying it when it is available in the video store. It is not a film that will appeal to everyone. It's for people who have a heart and are open to the idea that "nature" and "humans" have made the world we live in. I was particularly pleased with the interviews with people from a variety of cultures and they were great examples of why we love these creatures so much. The "pink mauve" mixing of the animals was wonderful and I enjoyed watching the people who love these creatures and those who are fighting to keep them. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to know more about the wild animals. For example, the cubs that are brought in to live with the mother's family. It's so amazing to see how animals live in harmony with humans. I can't wait to see the sequel to this film, and I will definitely purchase the DVD!

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Nathan P.

This was my first time watching this movie. I was curious about it as a whole, but I am happy to say I enjoyed it immensely. I do like the fact that the film is coming from the perspective of the film-makers, and the director was able to show us both sides of the story. The diversity in opinions is what makes this film so great. I liked that the film was not monolithic, but also the fact that it showed the diversity of opinion, and the fact that not everyone shared the same opinion. I think it also showed the 'fine line' between creative freedom and artistic freedom, and the effect it had on the narrative. For example, the elements of the film are based on visual metaphors. The first thing that comes to mind is the representation of the ocean. The metaphor of the ocean is to allow the ocean to keep its shape and then gradually open its mouth and swallow up everything that it comes across. The second is the metaphor of the gods and the two different ways they approach their respective gods. The one who is an angry god, in the hands of another, is a 'greedy' god who takes and devours his enemies and the one who is 'creative' or 'spiritual' is something that we have no control over and is simply a force of nature. Overall, I think that the first thing that the audience would learn from this film is that they have a right to their opinion. If they do not agree with another's opinion, then that is their right. That being said, I think that the second thing that the audience would learn from this film is the power of freedom. Freedom of speech is not always a right, but it is the right that every one should have. I hope that the next film will have a similar feel and style to this one, and I hope that the next film that comes out will be able to show the world that the arts have no right to be censored and are always free to be displayed.

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Joseph Davidson

I went to the movie with a completely open mind and was very disappointed. The trailer for this movie looked so amazing. There was so much potential for this movie. It's a very unique movie and there were a lot of details left out. The most egregious part was the ending. I understand that the audience can't expect a happy ending but the ending was very abrupt and completely missing. The movie could have been longer and more detailed. I felt that it didn't have enough time to explain everything. Overall the movie was decent but definitely not the best film of the year.

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I can't help but think that The Butler would have been a more emotionally-charged film if the modern retelling had taken place at the same time as the film. As an overview of what is most likely going to happen next, I think the film does the right thing by making sure that this isn't glossed over. I was surprised by how well-done the CGI was in this film, but I have to say that the original film has the best of the entire modern retelling. I have to say that I'm not really a fan of this kind of film, but I'll admit that I am impressed by the artistry of the film. The film is also not too far from being an epic. It would be easy to dismiss the film as a family film, and to me that would have been an appropriate framing device for the film. The Butler is more than a family film. It's a historical film. There's a lot of history and politics that could have been left out. However, as a film, it's done well enough to be worth the time.

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This is a beautiful and thought-provoking film. I think it is a fantastic way to educate children about their cultures, and the cultures of others. I can't say that I have seen this film in a theater or the video store, but I would love to see it on DVD. If you are familiar with Maori culture, you will recognize many of the places depicted. The story was extremely beautiful and captivating, especially when the film showed us the Native American way of life. I truly believe that this film is one that every one should see.

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The film is filled with beautiful, joyful animation and spectacular moments of life. The film is even witty and sweet in some moments. It has a heartwarming story with a certain moral that is hard to forget. A young boy in the 1930's finds his long lost father in the shape of a porcupine. When he finally arrives home, he finds that the family has a problem with their land, and his father is dead. A story of love, loss, and hope. The film ends in a happy ending for everyone. A film for all ages.

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Ruth B.

This is not the kind of documentary you would expect to come from Disney, but is a very interesting and creative look at what is sometimes a very negative aspect of the African culture. In addition to some cultural touches of the film, it tells the story of Polynesian culture and the people who live there. The style of the film is very visual and the camera work is good. The only problem I had with the film was the time frame of the movie. It seemed like a few episodes were more in the beginning then later in the film, which was a little confusing for me. It also seemed like the whole movie had a slow pacing and it did feel like there were parts of the film I didn't understand. Overall, this was a very interesting and creative film. It is recommended to anyone who loves Disney films.

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What was I thinking? If you are a fan of The Lion King, then this is your movie! To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. But this movie was so good. The music, the visual effect, the cast, and most of all the story. It is so different from The Lion King. This is not a Disney movie, and it is definitely not a Disney movie that is for kids. It is a movie for adults, and I loved it!

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Victoria N.

I just watched this movie for the first time on Netflix and I have to say, this movie is truly amazing! The cinematography, costume design, story, acting and directing all come together to create one of the most powerful and compelling films of all time. The movie was well-paced and I felt the emotional connection to the characters. The music was outstanding, and I don't even need to tell you about the plot. There was a lot to think about. This is one of the few movies that actually made me feel something. I don't think you'll be disappointed. I've read that people may be surprised and amazed by the characters and the story, but I really didn't see any of that. The acting was superb and I was completely blown away. The actors are outstanding and each of them brings out a strong, distinct personality to their characters. I really hope this film has the success that the first one had because it truly is one of the most powerful films of all time and I'm excited for what the second one has in store. The characters are really different than the first one and I'm excited to see what they will do next! I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a movie that has a strong story, strong characters, and emotional depth. This is one of those movies that will stay with you long after the credits roll. I was completely speechless.

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What an awesome movie this is! As I was watching this film, it felt like I was back in my childhood, watching my family or my friends on the small screen, back when we were able to watch at a good quality without having to pay a lot of money for the big screen. The acting was wonderful, the visual effects were incredible, and the music was great. The story was fantastic. When I was a kid, I felt like I was seeing the future of Polynesian culture. I also learned about how they did things differently than what most people around the world do, and that's one of the things that I liked most about this film. The actors did a great job of making me feel like I was back in the time of my ancestors, learning the ways of my ancestors and how they did things differently from the rest of the world. I loved this film. You should watch this film.

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Betty Burke

I loved this movie, but I must disagree with some of the reviews that are downplaying it. This film is an incredibly moving account of a woman's journey, and a lot of people could relate to this film in some way. I feel like it's about as universal as you can get. There are some aspects to it that are very universal, but it is an incredibly beautiful film. I think that for people who are not in the United States, or who are not interested in the story of Polynesian culture, this film might not be something you'll want to watch. For people who are interested in this story and want to learn more, there are several documentaries out there that tell the story of Polynesia. However, I would recommend this film for anyone who is a fan of the culture and has a friend who is. It's a great story, and if you enjoy a film that is going to make you cry, you will love this film.

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Austin B.

As a film, this is a great movie to see in the cinema. It has a great story line and a great message. There are many great performances. I enjoyed all the characters and their story. The movie had a happy ending and was great for young children. This is a must see movie for young children.

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Ruth Bailey

In a time when it seems all of the movies are copycats of "The Godfather" we have the current generation of young female directors like this one. This movie would have been so much better if there was a script written before it was shot. A "real" story with a real and credible story writer would have made a much better movie.

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For the first time I have seen the first part of the movie. I am happy that they started from the start of the journey and didn't show any scenes before that. It's a bit hard to find the scenes that are not the same as the movie "Frozen", but still the end is very interesting and full of emotions. For the first time, I am really happy that the movie is not the "very best" movie, but it is good. The story is interesting and not boring, but the point is important, not because of the actors, but because of the message. I would really like to see the story with the same people in the same place, but that is not a problem for the story. The story itself is interesting and the actors are really good, but I think that the message is really important and I could really feel it from the beginning to the end. For me, this movie is a good introduction to the whole journey and I think that it would be interesting for those who are going to the Disney worlds. So, I have to say, this movie is really good.

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Keith C.

I really enjoyed this movie. I am a 13 year old girl, who has never had an opportunity to go on a Disney movie tour and I found it very interesting to see the other characters and the story in a different way. It has an element of danger, adventure, and magic. I really liked the storytelling, which I find to be a little slow at times, but there were parts that made me really excited and feel a connection to the movie. I think the writers really did a great job to keep the story moving along and not lose sight of the main story. I think the biggest thing that I would have changed about the movie is the music. I thought the music did a great job of setting the mood and introducing the characters, but I do think that it would have been great to see more songs added to the soundtrack. Overall, I think it was a good movie and I will be going to see it again.

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Gerald Henry

This movie is just plain funny, I loved the jokes and the rest of it was really good. It was sad but in a good way. I did think that it was a bit over the top but it was still entertaining. If you liked the original you will love this. I am glad I saw it. I can't wait to see the sequel. If you didn't like the original I can't imagine what you think of this movie.

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Virginia J.

Beautifully told. "A princess falls in love with a fisherman and falls in love with the sea". That's pretty much it. Despite the title, this is a story about two princesses, or at least one. This movie is beautiful. I don't want to give away the story, but it's not a big one. It's about one princess and her quest to find her father. That is the story. This is not a full-blown fairy tale, and it's not a blockbuster movie. It is a lovely film. It is beautifully told, and you should go see it. It's a beautiful story. It's also a powerful one. It is a story about the ocean and about the ocean and about the ocean. And it's beautifully told.

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Eric D.

This is an amazing movie and a must see! I can't believe I actually watched this film in it's entirety without having my mind blown. It's beautiful, sad, touching and it has a lot to say about the present. I have a huge appreciation for the world of cinema and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to see and share this wonderful film.

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Sarah Henry

In the late 90s and early 2000s, filmmakers were churning out incredibly popular films to cash in on the Disney princess craze. But they were all just piddling little flicks. This film is Disney's attempt to recapture the magic of the original Disney films and win back the hearts and minds of the audiences. Of course, not all Disney films were good, and it was a nightmare for the studio, so they tried to remaster and refresh them and we got the duds that they're known for. The result was a handful of gems and a ton of duds. It was the Disney Renaissance. What we have here is a film that's really enjoyable, for what it is. It's an ensemble piece that's based around three main characters. We have the heroine, Moana, who's also a navigator and a master storyteller. She has a romantic interest, an uncle, and a lot of navigator types. She runs away from an abusive father, gets an uncle to save her, and gets an uncle who is also an expert pilot to save her. The uncle is a man that's always in trouble with the law. He is also a guy that's a bit of a jerk to the locals. The chief of the people, who happens to be Moana's uncle, who's also a former war hero, has a relationship with the chief of the people, and it's all about Moana to save the world. The island is the main character. It's just a place where the heroes have to go to. But there are obstacles that the heroes have to overcome. The film was shot on location in the Tahitian tribe. The director, John Musker, used that to really bring the characters to life. The film is also well written. It has a great cast, but it's really the story that makes this film great. It's based on a comic book and it does take a bit of time to get into, but it's not so bad. It's well acted, it has some very moving scenes, and it's a solid piece of art that's worth seeing.

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Brittany Gomez

I've been a fan of Disney for a long time, so this one was a pleasure to see. I actually don't know anything about the movie itself. I was pleasantly surprised that this movie was actually very enjoyable, even for kids. It was funny and insightful, it was just an overall great movie. Not a perfect film by any means, but it was a great film.