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Title Along the Sepik.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.


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 Bloomfield - Downloadable Materials  Kanopy Video    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 28 min.) : digital, stereophonic, sound, color
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Event Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1964.
Summary Set on the Upper Sepik River in New Guinea, this film records the day-to-day experiences of Kiap Barry Downes as he patrols an area that in 1963 when this film was made had only recently been brought under control from headhunters. As well as being a record of the role of the patrol administration, Along the Sepik offers insights into some tribal communities' cultures through depictions such as their spirit houses and traditional 'sing sing' ceremonies. Downes investigates a murder, and the culprit is caught and tried under the Australian flag by a magistrate in a jungle courthouse on the edge of the Sepik River. We see the rugged conditions under which these officers and their men operated to bring western law and order to this remote area and some of the impact on the local communities. An Australian Commonwealth Film Unit Production. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Papua New Guinea -- Poitics and Government -- -1975.
Description and travel -- Papua New Guinea -- Sepik River Valley.
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Dunlop, Ian, Director.
Williams, Maslyn, 1911-1999, Producer.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1104747 Kanopy
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