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Trobriand Islanders, The

Synopsis
A general introduction to the people of the Trobriand Islands. Also covers gardening and associated magic, mortuary rites, Kula preparations, and the harvest season. Made mainly in the region of Omarakana during H A Powell’s field research in New Guinea. Commentary concentrates on the ethnography of Trobriand life.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. b&w/col. 67 min. Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 67 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1952
Availability
Hire (film - RAI Film & Video Library)
Sale (video - RAI); 2000 hire: £39.00 (+VAT +p&p) film 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
See also THE GARDEN ISLAND and THE KULA.
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
New Guinea; social life and customs; Trobriand Islands

Credits

Director
Harry A Powell

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
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
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Ipswich
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