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Unity through Culture

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Ethnographic film, Moesgård Film, Royal Anthropological Institute (59 min, 2011)

Soanin Kilangit is determined to unite the people and attract international tourism through the revival of culture on Baluan Island in the South Pacific. He organizes the largest cultural festival ever held on the island. But some traditional leaders argue that Baluan never had culture. Culture comes from the white man and is now destroying their old tradition. Others, however, take the festival as a welcome opportunity to revolt against '70 years of cultural oppression' by Christianity. A struggle to define the past, present and future of Baluan culture erupts to the sound of thundering log drum rhythms.

“…the various disputes that come forth during the film will provide an excellent teaching tool and springboard for myriad discussions associated with issues involving kastom, tradition, change, authenticity, performance, identity, cultural politics, exchange, and the impact of the West on traditional societies.” 

— Karen Stevenson, American Anthropologist, September 2012

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår2011
Størrelse59 min
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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