Spirits of the Voyage

Location:Lamotrek Atoll, Micronesia
Subject:Navigation; cultural revival; education
Length:88 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS; DVD
Year Released:1996
Director:Eric Metzgar
Producer:Triton Films
Distributor:Triton Films
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 13628
Description:Realizing that indigenous schooling methods for traditional navigators (paliuw) are in danger of being lost forever in Micronesia, an eighty year-old sailing master on Lamotrek Atoll resurrects an ancient, magico-religious rite of passage called pwo, that has not been performed in forty years and has never been seen by the outside world. In English, Lamotrekese, and Satawalese 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:1958
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