Garden Days: Village in Papua New Guinea

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© Lewis / Jerstad
25 minutes / Colour / 1988
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

Region Melanesia

Country Papua New Guinea

Keywords Agriculture / Farming Children / Young people Ritual