Bridewealth for a Goddess

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© Owen
72 minutes / Colour / 2000
Directed by
Chris Owen

Country of production Australia Papua New Guinea

A unique insight into a secret spirit cult among the Kawelka people in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. After a dream, a clan leader initiates a long and complex 'work’, when he and a group of male supporters seek to make marriage with the spirit goddess Amb Kor.

Language and subtitles Original Version with English Subtitles

Region Melanesia

Country Papua New Guinea

Keywords Ritual Marriage Possession