Black harvest

Australia, 1992

Film
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Black Harvest is an extremely moving real-life drama of two ambitious men vying for power, of two cultures in conflict as a dream of wealth turns sour. In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Joe Leahy, a mixed race Highlander and wealthy coffee plantation owner, joins forces with the Ganiga tribe to expand his empire. His greatest ally is the Ganiga tribal leader, Popina Mai, who wants to take his people into the modern world quickly. But on the eve of the coffee harvest, the work ethic and promises of wealth are abandoned as tribal warfare and tragedy erupt. This is the final part of a trilogy on the Ganiga people (“First Contact” and “Joe Leahy’s Neighbours”) made by award- winning filmmakers, Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson.

Credits

production company

Arundel Productions

co-producers/directors

Bob Connolly

Robin Anderson

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303875

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Leahy, Joe

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papua New Guinea - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Leahy, Joe

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Papua New Guinea - Rural conditions

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → History

History → Leahy, Joe

People → Leahy, Joe

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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