The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill
6 x 60 minutes for Foxtel, Prime New Zealand (2018)
Voyaging on a wide variety on vessels, from container ships to fishing trawlers and sailing boats, Sam Neill crosses the length and breadth of the largest ocean in the world to experience for himself a contemporary journey in the footsteps of Captain James Cook. Dynamic sequences see Sam engaging the past and present in both modern and ancient cultural practice. Encountering the same peoples Cook encountered, Sam will hear – and feel – their point of view on Cook’s visits. And the story is a complex one.