13 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
The Balanda and the Bark Canoes documentary – 2006
There are many humorous moments when director Rolf de Heer’s directions to the actors get lost in translation.
Black Harvest documentary – 1992
When coffee prices plunged, it sparked drama of epic proportions in this, the third film in a celebrated trilogy set in PNG.
Bridewealth for a Goddess documentary – 1999
Bridewealth for a Goddess is a remarkable record of a ritual that may never be repeated.
Yamaz Sibarud is a traditional song performed by ‘Maino of Yam’, recorded during an anthropological expedition to the Torres Strait in 1898.
First Contact documentary – 1983
It was a gift to the filmmakers: seven rusty cans of film documenting ‘first contact’ between PNG people and three white brothers.
The Human Journey – Episode 1 television program – 1999
It’s a tall order to re-create events from three-and-a-half million years ago. Roger Scholes found every kind of landscape required in Tasmania.
In a Savage Land feature film – 1999
Evelyn’s misadventures in the Trobriand Islands are in the foreground of this exploration of racism, colonialism and voyeurism set during the Second World War.
Joe Leahy’s Neighbours documentary – 1988
This was an excellent opportunity to make a contemporary film about the Papua New Guinea highlands and explore the society forming in the wake of Western contact.
Man Without Pigs documentary – 1990
The first Papua New Guinea man to become a professor returns to his small village to celebrate, but inadvertently creates antagonism when rituals aren’t adhered to.
Stolen Generations documentary – 2000
Describes the destruction of the familial, cultural and social fabric of Indigenous communities following the removal of children form Indigenous families.
Taking Pictures documentary – 1996
Taking Pictures examines ethnographic filmmaking in Papua New Guinea and explores filming across cultural boundaries.
Tribal Music of Australia music – 1953
These are the first commercially available recordings of Australian Aboriginal music.
Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism documentary – 1976
This anthropological documentary covers the unique innovations made by the Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea to the game of cricket.