Samoa

New Zealand, 1948

Film
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A survey of native life, customs and cultural activities in Western Samoa. The islanders are seen at work - making baskets, and copra, picking coconuts, bread0frut, and bananas, building a church, and fishing. Glimpses inside hospitals and medical centres illustrate the work being undertaken in safeguarding the health of the native. Recreational activities include Samoa cricket, singing and dancing.

Credits

producer/director

Stanhope Andrews

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:16:45:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28173

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Samoa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Samoa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Samoa - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Places → Samoa

Places → Western Samoa

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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