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Moana

Synopsis
Describes Polynesian life in general with special reference to the ceremony of initiation to manhood, with its painful, and then almost defunct, tattooing operation. Filmed in Samoa.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Film. 35mm, 16mm, 8mm. st. b&w. 90 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1923-4
Availability
Hire
Uses
Introductory courses. Postgraduates.*
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Polynesia; Samoa; social life and customs

Credits

Director
Robert J Flaherty
Writer
Frances Flaherty; Robert J Flaherty
Contributor
Bob Roberts; Robert J Flaherty
Cast
Fa’angase 
Robert J Flaherty 
Ta’avala 
Tu’ungaita 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

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

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

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