Garden Days: Village in Papua New Guinea


1988 / 25 minutes

Directed by
Ariane Lewis Jon Jerstad
Country of production
United Kingdom

A detailed account of domestic life in the Sepik area of Papua New Guinea, mainly from the women’s point of view. It describes their everyday activities in the ‘gardens’ in order to produce the staple food (sago). The different stages of the preparation and cooking of sago are shown. The film closes with the puberty rite of a young girl.

Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
Location(s) depicted
Sepik area
Papua New Guinea
Agriculture / Farming Children / Young people Ritual