Aunty Betelnut

Location:Papua New Guinea; Australia
Subject:Migration, social life and customs; short documentary
Length:8 minutes
Year Released:2008
Director:Natasha Henry
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Description:A diverse group of Papua New Guinean women gather to partake in a timeless ritual and share memories of their homeland in Aunty Betel nut, an intimate documentary set in a suburban Australian backyard. Five 'Aunties' take part in the practice of chewing betel nut, a plant seed that produces a sense of mild euphoria when consumed. What unfolds is a joyous celebration of friendship and survival as the women reveal what it is to be an Australian with a deep, personal link to another culture.
Record No:3562
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