Gogodala: a cultural revival

Australia, 1982

Film
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An edited version of a film by Chris Owen which examines the impact of Christianity upon the Gogodala Tribes of Western Papua New Guinea. It caused the cessation of major ceremonies and rituals, the interruption of the tribal patterns of life, and the stagnation of their art and expression. However, in 1973, with the aid of the National Cultural Council, attempts have been made towards a cultural revival, which though sometimes influenced by western and other tribal practices, has given the Gogodala a renewed sense of identity.

Credits

director
Duration

00:59:07:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015704

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnicity

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnology - Papua New Guinea

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Missionaries

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christianity

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnicity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Missionaries

History → Anthropology

History → Missionaries

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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