Painting the Ancestral Stories of the Asaur

Location:East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Subject:Ritual, initiation, ancestors
Length:6 minutes 30 seconds
Year Released:2006
Director:Mark Eby
Producer:Mark Eby
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Description:This mini documentary is a brief account of the opening of a new clan house in Tongwijamb in the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. It observes the final days of preparation, decorating, and painting participated in only by initiated men. Gutok Yantaka, the leading artist responsible for the designs, hands this responsibility over to the younger men in his concluding speech. Commissioned by the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History for their exhibit Cultural Encounters: Fowler Museum Collections in Global Perspective.
Record No:3438
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