Trobriand cricket

Australia, 1978

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A fascinating ethnographic documentary about cultural creativity among the people of the Trobriand Islands. The film shows how the islanders have adapted the game of cricket - first introduced by Methodist missionaries - into an outlet for mock warfare and inter-village competition, chanting and an expression of the islanders’ experience of colonialism.

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Credits

producer/director

Jerry Leach

Gary Kildea

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323793

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Missionaries

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christianity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Missionaries

History → History

History → Missionaries

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Cricket

Places → Papua New Guinea

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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