Unity through Culture: Balopa Cultural Festival , Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea

Balopa Cultural Festival (2006), Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea.

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    Balopa Cultural Festival (2006), Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea.

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      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.

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      File format is mpeg4. 58 mins duration.

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      Winner of the ‘Intangible Culture Film Prize’ at the 12th Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film (2011).

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      A live streaming video is available in Reserve Online at the James Cook University, Eddie Koiki Mabo Library.Segments of the film are available on the video streaming website Vimeo (http://vimeo.com)

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    • baluan island
    • balopa cultural festival
    • cultural anthropology
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Tradition
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    People and Societies in the Tropics
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    • 160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104)
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    • 950306 - Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage (950306)
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  • Start Date 2006/01/01
  • End Date 2007/01/01
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    Physical Location The Cairns Institute, Smithfield Campus, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia, Tel: +61 (07) 4042 1891, Fax: +61 (07) 4042 1880
    The Data Manager is: Ton Otto
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      Name Otto, Ton (2008) Fieldwork in Manus, Papua New Guinea: on change, exchange and anthropological knowledge. In: Cultural Styles of Knowledge Transmission: essays in honour of Ad Borsboom. Aksant, Amsterdam, pp. 102-107.
    • URL http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/16797/
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    • Name ‘Inventing Traditions and Remembering the Past in Manus,’ in E. Hermann (ed.), Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, pp. 157-73.
    • URL http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/19157/
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    • Name ‘From kastam to kalsa? Leadership, cultural heritage and modernization in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea’, co-author Steffen Dalsgaard, in E. Hviding and K. Rio (eds), Made in Oceania. Social Movements, Cultural Heritage and the State in the Pacific, Sean Kingston Publishing, pp.141-160.
    • URL http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/19368/
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    Citation Otto, Ton : Unity through Culture: Balopa Cultural Festival , Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea. James Cook University.