The Daily of the University of Washington
Thousands of years ago, the demigod Maui stole the Heart of Te Fiti, the Mother Island, and unleashed a great darkness into the world. Now, on the island of Motunui, the chief has forbidden travel beyond the barrier reef. But his daughter, Moana, can’t help but feel the call of the ocean. Chosen to return the Heart of Te Fiti, Moana leaves Motunui with the encouragement of her grandmother to find Maui and stop the darkness from destroying her home.