Bridewealth for a Goddess

Location:Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Subject:Ritual; Bridepirce; Feast; Dance
Length:72 minutes
Format:DVD; 1/2 inch VHS
Year Released:1999
Director:Chris Owen
Producer:Chris Owen
Distributor:Ronin Films
Library Code:NFVLS
Description:This film documents the elaborate attempt of Ru Kundil, a "Big Man" among the Kawelka people, to engage men's support for a marriage with the Spirit Goddess, Amb Kor. The success of this complex and expensive cult's efforts secures Ru's position as leader. The film climaxes with a ceremonial dance, and the distribution of sacred pork to the amassed crowd. English subtitles.
Record No:242
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