The Last Magician

Location:Papua New Guinea, Trobriand Islands
Subject:Social change
Length:51 minutes
Format:1/2 inch VHS
Year Released:1994
Director:Tracey Holloway, Liz Thompson
Producer:Land Beyond Productions
Distributor:Land Beyond Productions
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 19024; NFVLS
Description:The conflict between the preservation of traditional culture and the forces of modern development is played out through the eyes of three Trobriand Islanders whose views are diametrically opposed - Chief Nalubutau, the islandsŐ lasst great magician; William Takaku, National Theatre Company Director, and John Kasaipwalova, businessperson and next island chief. The film is an intimate and moving account, which poignantly reflects the passing of anera in Papua New Guinea.
Record No:2484
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