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.

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