|Location:||Troriand Islands; Papua New Guinea|
|Subject:||Cultural adaptation; culture change; sports|
|Producer:||Coast Community College District|
|Distributor:||Indiana University (rental)|
|Description:||An intense study of a Melanesian tribe of horticulturists, the Trobriand Islanders, looks at a part of one culture's adaptation to change through the process of syncretism. In contrasting scenes, shows a traditional game of British cricket, then a Trobriand match which the islanders have changed drastically, including the addition of their own rules and rituals, war paint, chants, and dances. The game, as adapted by the Trobrianders, is an example of how a culture can blend its own cultural traditions with those from other cultures. Includes footage of many practices that reflect the blending of two cultures, such as treating cricket bats with war magic and decorating them for conflict and incorporating the traditional Kayasa competition with the cricket match. Closed Captioned. Episode 25 in the series.|
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