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Savage Memory

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In 1915, Bronislaw Malinowski set out to document the 'exotic' practices of a small group of islanders off the coast of Papua New Guinea. With extensive data on sex, magic and spirits of the dead, his work set the stage for anthropologists for decades to come and brought him fame as one of the founding fathers of anthropology. Four generations and almost one hundred years later, his great grandson travels to the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea and looks at the very controversial legacy Malinowski left behind - within the field of anthropology, within his own family and among the descendants of the people he studied. The film follows a layered landscape of narrative threads: the story of Malinowski's last surviving daughter and her ambivalence towards her father's painful legac [...]
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

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Told from the perspective of three main characters, this film gives a human face to the direct impacts of climate change in the Pacific community of Takū. Two visiting scientists offer advice but in the wake of a flood the islanders must decide whether to stay with their island or move to an unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Navigators

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Follows archaeologists as they seek clues to the origins and achievements of ancient Polynesian seafarers. Shows the excavation of a powerful voyaging canoe on the Tahitian island of Huahine, early sailing routes in Fiji, and traces of Hawaii's first settlers on Molokai. Travels with Mau Piailug as he and his crew sail a replica of an original Polyneisan canoe from Hawaii to Tahiti--2500 miles across the ocean without benefit of sextant, compass, or any other Western navigational instrument.
DVD
2009; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sun Come Up

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"Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows a group of young Carteret Islanders as they search for land in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. The move will not be easy as Bougainville is recovering from a 10-year civil war"--Producers.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ongka's Big Moka

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In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka.
DVD
2003; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism

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Shows how the Trobriand Islanders have transformed the British game of cricket over the last seventy years into a unique Trobriand sport and a colorful ritual expressing their own cultural values.
VHS
1976
Ivy (By Request)
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The Lau of Malaita

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Documentary about the safe and disease-free life the Lau Indians have established on the South Pacific Islands.
VHS
1991; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Kawelka: Ongka's Big Moka

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In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people, sometimes the whole tribe, give gifts to members of other tribes, the larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka.
VHS
1991; 1974
Ivy (By Request)
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The Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea

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The Trobriand Islands, regarded as anthropology's most sacred place, lie off the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. The island society has a complex balance of male authority and female wealth. Magic spells and sorcery pervade everyday life. This program focuses on two important events: the distribution of women's wealth after a death, and the "month of play", a time of celebration following the yam harvest.
VHS
1991; 1990
Ivy (By Request)