South Pacific island children: life in Fiji

United States, 1951

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Family life on one of the largest islands of the Fiji Group. Shows members of a native family at a variety of daily activities - fishing, gardening, attending school and constructing a house. Also indicates the importance of the coconut palm to the islanders and shows a fish drive followed by a feast.


production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films






Black and White

ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Developing countries

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Oceania

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Islanders

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Village communities


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Village communities

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Places → Oceania

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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