The Precarious Balance: Living with the Sea

Location:Yap, Micronesia
Subject:Atoll life and culture
Length:10 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:1987
Producer:Smithsonian Institution
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 1469
Description:Shows the way of life of the people of Wolea and Ifaluk atolls in Yap, in regard to their relationship to the sea around them. Describes various techniques of fishing, the destruction wrought by tropical storms, typhoons, and tidal waves; the traditional use of magicians to control the forces of nature; and the use of outrigger canoes as a means of travel and communication.
Record No:1709
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