A place of power in French Polynesia

Australia, 1983

Film
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Episode of Series “The Human face of the Pacific”.
This series looks at the Pacific islands, the traditions associated with them and issues that pose problems to them. Tahiti is looked at in this particular film. Through the eyes of Karim, a Polynesian dancer, we glimpse the effects of western world influences and the effects of French and Church influences on Polynesian society and customs.

Credits

producer/director

Oliver Howes

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:29:30:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33730

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → France - Colonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Area

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Polynesians

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tahiti

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → France - Colonies

Places → Pacific Area

Places → Tahiti

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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