An Extraordinary Wedding: Marriage and Modernity in Highlands, Papua New Guinea

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55 minutes / Colour / 2018
Directed by
Rosita Henry Daniela Vavrova

Country of production Australia

An Extraordinary Wedding is a film about contemporary marital exchanges in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The film presents the complex relationships entangled in a web of bridewealth exchanges associated with a particular marriage, characterised as “extraordinary” by many of the participants. The film asks the viewer to reflect upon the significance of such exchanges in relation to globalisation, modernity and social change. Through still frame and direct speeches captured during the ceremonies the film seeks to draw viewers into the events as participants.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest

Language and subtitles English

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