Western Samoa

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Oceans of Dreams - Currents of Change Series”.
The nine islands forming Western Samoa are the heartland of Polynesia. Western Samoa became the first independent South Pacific nation in 1962. Christianity first reached the islands in 1830 and was embraced enthusiastically. Many of its values complemented the Samoan customs. Today these forces co-exist in harmony and the national motto is “Samoa is founded on God”. A fast growing population and changing trade patterns are among the challenges which Samoa is facing. The film examines contemporary issues and trends from the Samoans’ own viewpoints.

Credits

producer

Leif Stubkjaer,

production company

UV-Film & Video

Language

English

Duration

00:26:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35768

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Polynesians

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Samoa

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Denmark

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christianity

History → History

Places → Western Samoa

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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