Namekas: music in Lake Chambri

Australia, 1979

Film
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Deals principally with the spiritual references that music has for the Lake Chambri people, featuring the sacred talking flutes that are played and seen only by men. Shows also songs of ceremonial and everyday nature, and other instruments, including the “talking” slit drums, panpipes, and a most unusual instrument in the form of a sago beetle. Produced with assistance from Australian Film Commission, Australia Council, Dept. Foreign Affairs and PNG National Cultural Council.

Credits

director

Les McLaren

production company

Nomad Films

Language

English

Duration

00:52:22:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33158

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Society, Primitive

History → Anthropology

History → Society, Primitive

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Papua New Guinea

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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