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.

Previously on display

22 April 2019

ACMI Viewing Booths

Credits

writer

Maslyn Williams

director

Richard Mason

producer

Maslyn Williams

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Australian National Film Board

Duration

00:20:10:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1959

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011732

Language

English

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

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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