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The Red Bowmen

by Chris Owen
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Every year, a ritual known as ida is performed by the Umeda people, who inhabit the dense primary forest of the Waina-Sawanda district of West Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Ida, the central social and cultural drama of the Umeda, is a fertility ritual, in which a dominant theme is the metamorphosis of the cassowaries.
Director
Chris Owen
Release Date
1983
Language
In English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1983.
Publisher no.
1116063 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 58 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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