|Location:||Papua New Guinea|
|Format:||Archival Film/1/2-inch VHS|
|Producer:||Department of Agriculture|
|Library Code:||Smithsonian HSFA 82.7.1|
|Description:||Edited film and outtakes of a Department of Agriculture project to locate disease-resistant varieties of sugarcane in New Guinea using an airplane fitted with pontoons. Footage includes aerial views of coastal and highland villages; encounters with Papuans in dugout canoes; people being put through military drill by a local district officer; men's houses and their associated statuary art; and subsistence activities including preparing sac-sac, a tapioca staple made from the pith of the sago palm.|
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