Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director


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.

See also...


Papua New Guinea, 1982
Tukana, whose title is both the name of the film's troubled hero and the word for "walking stick" in one of the divergent tribal languages of the North Solomons province of Papua New Guinea, is the f… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.