Samoa: I can get another wife but I can't get any parents

Australia, 1983

Film
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Episode of Series “The Human face of the Pacific”.
This film is one of a series that examines the Pacific Islands and the conflict, within them, between the modern world and traditional lifestyles. The film looks at ancient customs in Western Samoa as well as the social problems of the present such as overpopulation and unemployment that force thousands of Samoans overseas in search of a better life. Suitable for upper secondary level.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:29:12:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Group of items

The Human face of the Pacific

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33724

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Developing countries - Population

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Area

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Samoa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Samoa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Samoa - Social life and customs

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Developing countries - Population

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Overpopulation

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Population

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Overpopulation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Places → Pacific Area

Places → Samoa

Places → Western Samoa

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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