Had to work... but I really wanted to see it. My brother tivo'd for me so I'll probably catch it this weekend. I saw the surfline story about it and it looked really good.
Another documentary I saw recently that was really, really good was the Bob Marley story. VH1 had been playing it and its also on Netflix. That's another story that I didn't realize there was so much more to. Not only of course was he a pioneer in his music, but he also was responsible for ending Jamaican turmoil, and brought his examples of peace to Africa. He united two political parties who were at war and had them hold hands on stage during his concert! He was huge across the globe including England and Europe before exploding in the US.
DVR'd it and watched after work. Some of those 30/30's are just all out epic (Jimmy V) but this one was very good. Learned a lot about the colonization of Hawaii and the plight of its native people. Hawaii seems like paradise but there are a ton of racial, social, and economic problems. Eddie was a pioneer and inspiring and courageous. I guess him and his wife split before they had and kids? Eddie would go!
That was a heavy show. Very well done.
Imagine trying to paddle 12 miles to land for help.
I don't like to think of what really happened to him out there.
How odd that a tourist on a plane spotted the Hokuleau which resulted in their rescue....the same tourists that the show was railing against.
It's a shame what happened to the native Hawaiians and the development of the islands, but their experience is not unique in the history of the world.