The Kiwai - Dugong Hunter of Daru

Location:Papua New Guinea
Length:50 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:
Director:David Parer
Producer:John Vandenbled
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 15252
Description:This program chronicles the traditional lifestyle of the Kiwai, a group of seafarers and fishers living on the coast of Papua New Guinea. The Kiwai center their lives around the dugong, or sea cow, and their customs, magnetic practices, and beliefs are deeply involved with this endangered species. Modern methods are threatening the way of life of the Kiwai, as canoes with outboard motors hunt alongside traditional craft. This program follows the Kiwai through the complex rituals that rule the hunt, the chase, and the capture of the dugong. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Record No:987
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