Kama wosi: music in the Trobriand Islands

Australia, 1979

Film
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One of a trilogy, this films deals with the poetic and image content of the songs of the Trobriand people. With the use of narration and English subtitles, the traditional songs and dances, which comment on everyday situations of village life, garden magic, love, anecdotes, sea-faring, mourning and spiritual beliefs are explained. Instruments, native to the Trobriand Islanders, are highlighted. Narrated by Roger Hauofa.

Credits

production company

Nomad Films

Australian Film Commission

director
Duration

00:47:58:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015619

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

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

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Anthropology

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Papua New Guinea

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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