New Hebrides Film Project: Tanna Island

Length:11,779 feet
Format:Archival Film
Year Released:1973-1974
Director:Kalmun Muller
Distributor:Smithsonian HSFA
Library Code:Smithsonian HSFA 75.1.2
Description:Full film record shot by Kalmun Muller at various ceremonial grounds and house sites in the Yoohnanan and related villages. Documents traditional dances, kava drinking, and other customs related to the revitalization of the John Frum cargo cult on Tanna Island. Footage includes rehearsals of the Nao, Toka, and Napenapen dances at various ceremonial sites, culminating in a "custom" revival of the Nekowair ceremony. Supplementary materials.
Record No:1425
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