The Kawelka: Ongka's Big Moka

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Anthropology; Ceremonial gift-giving
Length:52 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS; DVD; 16mm
Year Released:1974 production
Series:Disappearing World
Director:Charlie Nairn
Distributor:Yahoo! Shopping; Indiana University (rental)
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 5291, UHM AV/C DVD 1483; NFVLS
Description:For the highlanders of New Guinea, the most important event in their lives is the moka, a ceremony at which people, sometimes whole tribes, give gifts to other people. But motives behind the giving are complex and ambiguous. The larger your gift, the greater your victory over the recipient. Portrays Ongka, a highlands big man, organizing his moka.
Record No:970
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