Totora

Australia

Film
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Performances of two ancient ceremonies from southern Malaita in the Solomon Islands. Totora is a ceremony in which people can behave in ways not normally allowed. Siwa is a ceremony of revenge for a man’s death.

Credits

producer

Don Murray

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:09:47:00

Colour

Colour

Production places
Australia

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33113

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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