MIAO YEAR

Australia, 1968 (MIFF 1969, Programme 39)

Director: W. R. Geddes

The film covers the life of the Blue Miao tribe of northern Thailand over one year's cycle of social, religious and economic activities. It shows their ceremonies, their food-gathering, making of costumes, their cultivation of opium and their annual festival. It ends with the removal of their village and their migration to a new forest area.


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