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Drums Across the Lagoon

New Zealand, 1961 (MIFF 1962, Near Neighbours)

Director: R. Boure

Blue-green waters of tropic lagoons abound; the sun is everlastingly shining and we are surrounded by a warm-hearted and friendly people. The Cook Islands, administered by New Zealand, are the subject of this colourful report.

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