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Can eight 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[008]
Related Place:Papua New Guinea,

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    Description
    Film contains scenes of drumming, dancing, women working and Speck paddling his kayak, Papua New Guinea.

    00:00 – 1:04 Blank/ SMPTE colour bars
    01:05 Film begins.
    01:06 Two men playing drums; the one of the left plays a drum on his hip, the person on the right plays a long drum from between their knees. A line of women move to the left, behind the drummers. The shot pans around showing more dancers moving to the left, in a large circle. Several other shots, from different angles of the scene.
    02:20 Group of children playing flutes.
    02:50 Three women, in silhouette, working large poles up and down, in front of a thatched hut.
    03:11 Shot of a lone kayak coming down a wide river. Speck (?) comes into shore, greeted by a crowd who then carry his canoe up the hills.
    03:50 Man standing in front of a hut, wearing a loincloth, holding two poles.
    04:10 Beach.
    04:32 Woman weaving on a loom.
    05:06 Thatched huts.
    05:21 Grey/blank.
    05:25 End of film.


    Related People
    Photographer: Oskar Speck

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