Man Without Pigs

Australia, 1990

Film
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John Waiko is the first Papua New Guinean to reach the status of professor. After receiving his doctorate from the Australian National University he travelled back to his village on the Gira River to celebrate, taking with him a film crew and Hank Nelson, his academic supervisor. The film documents his struggle to perform the required ritual correctly.

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Credits

producer/director

Chris Owen

production company

Australian National University. Research School of Pacific Studies

Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies

Duration

00:59:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302715

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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