Land-Divers of Melanesia

Location:Pentecost Island, Vanuatu
Subject:Rituals; land diving
Length:34 minutes
Format:DVD; 16mm
Year Released:1973
Director:Kal Muller
Distributor:DER; Phoenix
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 6396, UH film F92; HSL
Description:A study of the Bunlap villagers living on Pentecost Island in the New Hebrides. Land diving (jumping from extremely high platforms), a ceremony enacted to ensure a good yam harvest, is shown in detail as are the rituals of circumcision, burial, and pig castration.
Record No:1048
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