The Trobriand Islanders

© Powell
58 minutes / Colour / 1952
Directed by
Harry Powell

Country of production United Kingdom

During his field work in the region of Omarakana, H.A.Powell filmed various sequences from which the film is assembled. In spite of the technical handicaps under which he was operating — shooting with a single, fixed-focus lens, 16mm camera without tripod — the film is nevertheless useful as a teaching aid. The commentary concentrates on the ethnography of Trobriand life.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region Melanesia

Country Papua New Guinea

Keywords Everyday Life