Contestations

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© Vischer / Richter
55 minutes / Colour / 1996
Directed by
Michael P. Vischer Thomas Richter

Anthropologist

Country of production Australia

Series ANU, Indonesia Series

The recording follows a journey from the island of Palu'e to the mainland to purchase water buffalo. Back at Palu'e, a series of sacrifices is held to make amends for transgressions. The events, part of the ceremonial cycle of the domain of Ko'a, are the arena in which the order of precedence is periodically contested and reasserted. The strategies employed by various factions of the domain are highlighted.

Language and subtitles Original Version with English Subtitles

Region South-East Asia

Country Indonesia

Keywords Ritual