Moro: Melanesian bigman

Australia, 1980

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Episode of Series “Solomon Islands”.
Moro and his people live on the island of Guadalcanal in the central Solomons. Some see him as a ‘cult leader’ and others ‘a confused power hungry man’. But to the people of the Solomon Island he is a real Melanesian Bigman who has rejected the use of modern technology. Cinematographer: Dean Semler. Narrated by Alfred Aihunu.

Credits

producer

Don Murray

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:36:07:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Appears in

Solomon Islands

Group of items

Solomon Islands

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32945

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Solomon Islanders

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Solomon Islands

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Occultism

History → Anthropology

Places → Solomon Islands

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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