The Trobriand Islanders


1952 / 58 minutes

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)
Papua New Guinea
Everyday Life