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Rubber's Kastom
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directed by Paul Wolffram, fl. 2011 (New Zealand: Handmade Productions Aotearoa, 2011), 47 mins
The film describes the processes involved in Lak funeral or mortuary rituals. The various stages of the rites are presented in combination with an overview of the political and social setting against which the rites are usually performed. As a background to the ritual processes described in the first half of the f...
directed by Paul Wolffram, fl. 2011 (New Zealand: Handmade Productions Aotearoa, 2011), 47 mins
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Malagan Labadama: A Tribute to Buk-Buk
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written by Chris Owen, 1980-; directed by Chris Owen, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982), 58 mins
The Melanesian island of New Ireland is a province of Papua New Guinea and lies in the Bismarck Archipelago four hundred miles northeast of New Guinea. For the people of the Mandak region of New Ireland the most dramatic and complex ceremonial events in their community are those surrounding death.
written by Chris Owen, 1980-; directed by Chris Owen, 1980- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1982), 58 mins
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The Shark Callers of Kontu
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directed by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013; produced by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013 (Cairns, Queensland: Camerawork Pty, 1982), 52 mins
In a remote corner of Papua New Guinea, there is an ancient tradition of sharkcalling, wherein a select few possess the magic to trap and kill sharks with their bare hands. The villagers believe that sharks carry the spirits of their ancestors, and sharkcallers spend days preparing for the sacred ritual of callin...
directed by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013; produced by Dennis O'Rourke, 1945-2013 (Cairns, Queensland: Camerawork Pty, 1982), 52 mins
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There Once Was an Island
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directed by Briar March, fl. 2005; produced by Lyn Collie, fl. 2006 (Journeyman Pictures, 2012), 57 mins
Three people on a unique Pacific Island face the devastating effects of climate change. As an enormous flood threatens to engulf their paradise, who will decide to flee and leave their culture behind forever? And who will stay, hoping only that God will save them from the ever-rising sea? This documentary is an ep...
directed by Briar March, fl. 2005; produced by Lyn Collie, fl. 2006 (Journeyman Pictures, 2012), 57 mins
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