Margaret Mead and Samoa

Australia, 1988

Film
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Margaret Mead was one of the three best known women in American history. Known as “Mother of the World”, this video is about her sensational discovery of a Polynesian culture free from the stresses of adolescence; a place of sexual promiscuity, free love and harmony, described in the book that made her famous “Coming of Age in Samoa”. More recently scholars have challenged the validity of Mead’s views.

Credits

director

Frank Heimans

producer

Cinetel Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:51:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36458

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Polynesians

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Samoa

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

People → Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

Places → Samoa

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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