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MAN WITHOUT PIGS

Australia / Papua New Guinea, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Documentaries)

Director: Chris Owen

The film captures the exotic spectacle, and at the same time the intense and subtle dynamics of village life through the eyes of John Waiko, a member of the Binandere clan in Papua New Guinea, and Ph.D graduate from Australian National University in a conflict between traditional customs and western values.

Due to the film's prior theatrical release, it will not be shown in the festival but is included in the competition.

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