Way to a New World

Australia, 1959

Film

The old and the new in Papua New Guinea. The traditional way of life in the villages; trade with other villages, the belief in magic, raising garden crops, management of village affairs by the old men in secret, feasts and sing-sings, the initiation of the young men. The new ways; opportunities for education, improved health and child welfare, the introduction of cash crops and native cooperation associations, the formation of elected Local Government Councils.

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Credits

writer

Maslyn Williams

director

Richard Mason

producer

Maslyn Williams

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:20:10:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30276

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic assistance, Australian - Papua New Guinea

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Papua New Guinea - Economic conditions

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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