Melanesian Arts and Ritual Film

An online version of the documentary film “The Tribal Eye” featuring Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands was ‘published’ on Youtube by the organization Etnografia.

According to Kirk Hoffman, Research Associate at the Australian Museum, 

…a classic and- most widely viewed – documentary films on Melanesian arts and ritual. Filmed by (later Sir) David Attenborough and a 5-man BBC film crew in areas of the then New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and the Solomons in 1974, it was broadcast on BBC 2 in the UK in 1975 (and shown there again in 1976) as part of Sir David’s massive 10-part ‘The Tribal Eye” series. The series was then eventually shown widely across the English-speaking world. The BBC has recently re-released the whole series as a boxed DVD set.”

Access the youtube link and check it out!

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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