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Kula, The

Synopsis
A record of the kula ceremonial exchange of gifts in the Milne Bay and south Trobriand Islands areas of eastern Papua, concentrating on the ceremonial exchanges between chiefs and the making of the shell ornaments exchanged. Also shows the traditional sea-going canoes with their pandanus-leaf sails. (See also LEGEND IN CLAY.)
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 20 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1961
Availability
Hire
Uses
Undergraduates. Postgraduates.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
ceremonies; Kula; Papua New Guinea; social life and customs; Trobriand Islands

Credits

Director
Steve Szabo

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
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01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
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