[VHS 680-682] 197- Peabody
Color 3 cass., 83 min.
also available as:
[MP 223-224] 197- Peabody
16mm Film Color
2 reels, 83 min.
Presents an ethnographic cross section of the life and customs of the Dani
people who live in the Baliem Valley of West New Guinea.
Subjects -- Anthropology ; Pacific Islands
A Grave Matter
[VHS 1293] 1993 NAATA
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 28 min.
Recounts efforts by Kunani and Ipo Nihipali, head of the native Hawaiian group Hui Malama,
to repatriate what they believed to be their ancestral remains from anthropological
The JVC Video Anthology Of World Music And Dance
[VHS 1536-1565] 1990 Victor Company of Japan
1/2" Video Color 30 cass., 50 min. each
Accompanying guide and captions translated from Japanese into English; language of
[VHS 1564] v.29. Oceania 1 : Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia
[VHS 1565] v.30. Oceania 2 : Polynesia, New Zealand
New Americans: Polynesians
[VHS 1299] 1995 NAATA
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 29 min.
A panel of immigrants to America from the Pacific Islands discusses identity issues among
Polynesian communities in the United States today. They respond to questions from the
audience about stereotyping, generational differences between children and first
generation immigrant parents and identity questions.
Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to
[MP 407] 1977 University of California
16mm film Color 1 reel, 53 min.
Ethnographic document of modifications made to the British game of cricket by the
Trobriand islanders of New Guinea. In response to colonialism the islanders changed the
game into an outlet for mock warfare, sexual innuendo and a lot of riotous fun.
[DVD 595] 2002 Columbia TriStar
4 3/4" DVD Color 1 videodisc. 101 min.
The Whangara people of New Zealand believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from
drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since
granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be
descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her
newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought
up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai
shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability. Cast: Keisha
Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton.
Subjects – Movies and Plays ; Pacific Islands
Women Of The Earth: Australian AboriginesSubjects -- Pacific Islands ; Women's Studies
[VHS 1534] 1998 Films for the Humanities
1/2" video Color 1 cass., 55 min.
Examines the lives of Australian aborigines through the eyes of aboriginal women. Shows
the efforts to keep traditional identity, lifestyle, and customs alive through art, dance,
and storytelling and the continual struggle for land rights.