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

production company

UV-Film & Video

producer

Leif Stubkjaer,

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Oceans of Dreams - Currents of Change Series

Group of items

Oceans of Dreams - Currents of Change Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300925

Language

English

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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