Coastal and Highland Scenes of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea: Edited Film, c. 1950s

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Social life
Length:320 ft (9 min)
Format:1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:c 1950s
Distributor:Smithsonian HSFA
Library Code:Smithsonian HSFA 91.7.3
Description:Incomplete edited film structured around scenes of coastal (southern) and highland Papuan life. Film features examples of body painting and tattooing of coastal Papuan girls, the manufacture of grass skirts, and a fictional “courtship” scene. Footage of the highland (probably of Mt Hageners or Enga) includes a pig feast.
Record No:2853
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