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Can six 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[006]
Related Place:Papua New Guinea,

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    Film shows people around the village of huts on stilts by the river, swimming and boogie boarding in the water, fishing and then dancing, Papua New Guinea.

    00:01 Children and women using the step ladders to enter the huts on the stilts.
    00:30 Youth using an axe to hollow out a log, making a canoe.
    00:57 Two adults and a child paddling a small canoe down a river. Mangroves are in the background.
    01:07 Dancers, moving in two lines around a large circle. A large thatched hut is in the background.
    01:32 Two men and a child are playing small drums on their hips, jumping up and down to the beat. The dancers follow them in a circular motion.
    02:27 Close up of child, with several shell necklaces around their neck.
    02:38 Close up of man, with feathered(?) head ornament, worn during the dancing.
    02:45 Close up of three women, all wearing shell necklaces and nose piercings
    02:50 Three children boogie boarding into shore.
    03:20 Mountains on the other side of the bay.
    03:28 Larger fishing canoe coming into the beach. The men unload it was it comes into shore. Several men pull it onto shore, out of the water.
    04:45 (Repeat) Two adults and a child paddling a small canoe downstream.
    04:54 Woman standing by the edge of the river.
    05:20 Close up shots of several women.
    06:13 Pig eating from a partially hollowed out canoe.
    06:46 Woman working with fibres.
    07:55 Close up of a woman, wearing shell necklaces.
    08:17 Two children using bows and arrows to fish.
    09:18 Group of people sitting on a verandah of the huts on stilts.
    09:50 Close up of a man on the verandah, working on a basket/fishing net (Weaving? Sewing?).
    10:27 Shot of two women with nose piercings, wearing feathered arm bands.
    10:39 Large group of dancers, moving in a large circular motion, as led by the child and two men playing the drums at the front. Wide and close up shots of the dancing.
    16:22 Close ups of child, then man and finally of women with nose piercings.
    16:55 End of film segment.

    Content is very similar, indeed a repeat of parts of, ANMS0547[001]_2.

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    Photographer: Oskar Speck

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