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Niuatoputapu: Path to Recovery
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produced by Larry Thomas, 1961- (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2011), 16 mins
This story demonstrates how the inhabitants are rebuilding their lives after the destructive tsunami and how the establishment of the new radio station is helping in the recovery process.
produced by Larry Thomas, 1961- (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2011), 16 mins
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Religion Among Atensi Students
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produced by Echo Zeanah Janman, fl. 2012; in Tongan Ark (Privately Published), 4 mins
Atensi University in Tonga offers a college education for Polynesian students, combining Western academic values with a non-corporate culture. The community-at-large is suspicious of the students, believing they have lost their faith due to education, but the students are able to maintain an education-religion bal...
produced by Echo Zeanah Janman, fl. 2012; in Tongan Ark (Privately Published), 4 mins
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Funeral Rituals
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produced by Wendy Arbeit, fl. 1993; in The Funeral in Tonga (Honolulu, HI: Palm Frond Productions), 6 mins
They have a royal undertaker assigned to every village to handle the funeral. Those people in the olden days was believed to be half human beings, half god. And they can communicate with the dead. The reason why they are in there in organizing the funeral and supervise the funeral, because they are the half of the...
produced by Wendy Arbeit, fl. 1993; in The Funeral in Tonga (Honolulu, HI: Palm Frond Productions), 6 mins
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Harvesting the Heavens
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directed by Aren Baoa, fl. 2011 (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2005), 20 mins
A documentary that follows a rainwater harvesting demonstration project carried out in the villages of 'Utungake and Matamaka in the Island group of Vava'u in Tonga. The project focused on the importance of community participation and ownership, encouraging women as well as men to participate in water management...
directed by Aren Baoa, fl. 2011 (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2005), 20 mins
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Kau Faito'o: Traditional Healers of Tonga
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written by Joseph Ostraff, Melinda Ostraff, Loa Niumeitolu Saafi and Michael Van Wagenen; directed by Melinda Ostraff; produced by Joseph Ostraff and Melinda Ostraff (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 27 mins
This is a documentary, which not only shows the ancient traditional art form of healing but also tries to capture the essence of being a traditional healer in an ever-changing environment. Traditional healers are shown collecting, preparing and administering herbal remedies that they have passed down from one gene...
written by Joseph Ostraff, Melinda Ostraff, Loa Niumeitolu Saafi and Michael Van Wagenen; directed by Melinda Ostraff; produced by Joseph Ostraff and Melinda Ostraff (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2001), 27 mins
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King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV
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directed by Larry Thomas, 1961- and Aren Baoa, fl. 2011 (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2007), 30 mins
A state funeral for the late King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga.
directed by Larry Thomas, 1961- and Aren Baoa, fl. 2011 (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2007), 30 mins
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Harvesting the Hiapo
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produced by Michael Van Wagenen, Melinda Ostraff and Joseph Ostraff; in Kuo Hina E Hiapo: The Mulberry is White and Ready for Harvest (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 3 mins
Hiapo is the paper mulberry tree. It is the bark of the hiapo that is beaten to make ngatu. The act of cutting hiapo is called amusi. Tutu is both the act of beating the bark and the name of the bark itself.
produced by Michael Van Wagenen, Melinda Ostraff and Joseph Ostraff; in Kuo Hina E Hiapo: The Mulberry is White and Ready for Harvest (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 3 mins
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Pacific Warriors
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directed by James Marquand, 1964-; produced by Adam Perrin, fl. 2014, Prospect Two (United Kingdom: Content Media Corporation, 2015), 1 hour 34 mins
The tiny Pacific Island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa reconnect with their warrior heritage and take on the giants of the rugby World Cup in this remarkable documentary feature uncovering the story of the greatest underdogs in professional sport. For the Pacific Islands the game of rugby has become the modern e...
directed by James Marquand, 1964-; produced by Adam Perrin, fl. 2014, Prospect Two (United Kingdom: Content Media Corporation, 2015), 1 hour 34 mins
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Rising Oceans, Changing Lives
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produced by Larry Thomas, 1961- (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2012), 18 mins
A journey to Lifuka in Tonga Ha'apai group to witness how the Australian government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) is working with the Island communities to assess vulnerability and options for adaptation to sea level rise.
produced by Larry Thomas, 1961- (New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Organization), 2012), 18 mins
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