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Can two of 16mm film by Oskar Speck

Date: 1930s
Medium: Film
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Classification:Audio visual material
Object Name: Film
Object No: ANMS0547[002]
Related Place:Papua New Guinea,

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    Description
    Shows footage of both male and female traditional dancing, canoes and bodysurfing, women working with fibres and children fishing Papua New Guinea.

    00:01 Film begins
    00:02 Tribal dancers dancing on grass near huts.
    00:16 (cut) Dancers move back into frame from the right.
    01:14 (cut) Dancers on the left of the frame.
    01:48 (cut)
    02:44 Close up of child and two drummers.
    03:40 Close up of child.
    03:50 Close up of male dances.
    03:57 Close up of women.
    04:13 White/blank/over-exposed film.
    04:20 Large canoe on the river, with a hill in the background.
    04:32 Canoe is closer now, the men can be seen paddling.
    04:57 In the surf at the beach, four figures are playing in the surf.
    05:15 (cut) More people have joined the bodysurfing now.
    05:30 Riding the waves into shore.
    06:23 Mountain range across the other side of the beach and surf.
    06:30 Large canoe, with a canopy, coming into the beach on the surf.
    07:25 Close up of the inside of the canopy on the canoe.
    07:32 Unloading the canoe.
    07:40 Dragging the canoe further ashore.
    07:47 Large hut on edge of beach.
    07:59 A woman working with a long fibre to tie together long stems of wood.
    08:40 Close up of woman working with fibres.
    09:11 Close up portrait of woman.
    09:30 Two small children fishing with bows and arrows.
    10:20 Close up of child with fish caught on an arrow.
    10:34 Verandah of hut, with a dozen people sitting on it.
    11:09 Close up of man sitting on the verdanah.
    11:39 Two women with reeds through their noses.
    11:55 Man, woman and child walking on beach and up, into the hut.
    12:28 Man working on a canoe, hollowing a log out with a long axe.
    12:54 Two men and a child rowing a canoe.
    13:10 Woman standing on the beach, looking at the camera.
    14:11 Close up shots of several women.
    14:29 Pig eating from the hallowed out log.
    15:13 Six people rowing a canoe and bringing it up, onto the sand.
    16:15 End title screen: Agfa / 1942.
    16:20 End of film segment.


    Related People
    Photographer: Oskar Speck

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