Lamotrek: Heritage of an Island

Location:Lamotrek, Micronesia
Subject:Atoll life and culture; Culture change
Length:27 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS, DVD (VHS and PAL)
Year Released:1988
Director:Eric Metzgar
Producer:Triton Films
Distributor:Triton Films; Pacific PeoplesŐ Partnership Library (rental only)
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 1611
Description:Explores the relationship between traditional island skills and the spirit world of Lamotrek mythology. Focuses on the ancient wisdom of rong: specialized knowledge of art and magic involved with specialized skills such as navigation, warfare, canoe building, fishing, weather control, and weaving. The heritage of rong has declined as a result of increasing contact with the outside world. In English and Lamotrekese with English subtitles. This educational research video is of non-broadcast television quality and generally is only suitable for academic or research purposes.
Record No:1046
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