The Shark Callers of Kontu

Location:New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
Subject:Culture change; shark calling
Length:54 minutes
Format:16mm; Video
Year Released:1982
Director:Dennis O'Rourke
Producer:Dennis OĠRourke
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 4411, UH film H68
Description:Looks at a village on the west coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea which still practices the ritual of 'sharkcalling'. The men who practice this talk about the process and why it is a dying ritual. They talk of their traditional culture and how it is threatened by the inevitable encroachment of Western values.
Record No:1872
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