Teiva

France and United Kingdom, 1960

Film
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An important day in the life of a Tahitian boy, Teiva, living on the island of Bora Bora. He begins his day by seeing his father off on a fishing expedition, explores the waters close to the island, then sets off in his canoe across the lagoon to a volcanic island on the other side. He has set himself the task of climbing the high mountain on the island and returning before nightfall as a test of his manhood. He succeeds and returns home tired but contented.

Credits

director

Francis Maziere

producer

Theodora Olembert

production company

Triangle Film Productions

Edition Francaise Cinematographique

Language

English

Duration

00:22:50:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29303

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Islands of the Pacific

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Islanders

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Village communities

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

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

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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