GREENE – Film producer Willis Moore will narrate his film, “Royal Netherlands: The Dutch Today,” at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 10. Admission is free and doors open one hour before shows.

Moore was born in New York City of Scotch/English and Native American ancestry. He was on educational radio at the age of 8 and produced a travelogue on Mexico while a teenager. While an undergraduate at the University of Oklahoma, he produced a travelogue on Hawaii. Moore moved to Honolulu in 1962 to become a teaching assistant for the University of Hawaii. He completed work on his master’s degree in 1971.

While education coordinator for Honolulu’s Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Moore began traveling and film editing in Hawaii, the Pacific Island and the Pacific Rim. He was invited to cover Princess Anne’s visit on the occasion of independence ceremonies of the Gilbert Islands.

Moore has expanded his work to include India, Russia and the Netherlands.

Since 1969, Moore has been a board member and is editor and manager for the Hawaii Geographic Society. His “Map of the Pacific Islands” has sold more than 1 million copies. He oversees other publications of the society and its small book and map store.

Since 1986, Moore has been adjunct professor of history, geography and religion for Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has written and published articles and small books, about the islands.

Tulips and farming, polder, dikes and windmills characterize the Netherlands, as shown in the program. Aerial views of the canals and fields lead into Rotterdam, busiest seaport in Europe. Upstream, barges and small lighters compete with the Dutch boaters and wid-surfers as an expressway runs beneath. When conditions permit, winter excitement centers in Friesland with the Elfstedentocht – the 11 cities canal race. The story of Hans Brinker tells of skating the frozen canals.

For more information on Sawyer Memorial programs, call 946-5311 or visit the Web at http://ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.


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