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Araha Ana Romo
Shell money as legal tender was introduced when the paramount chief system started in the Solomon Islands thousands of years ago. Romo, the traditional red shell currency on the islands…
Bifo Kam
This film is in two parts. The first shows the people of the Reef Islands building a large canoe using traditional tools. The second part shows the manufacture of "feather…
Ha'a Alahanga Ni Ulawa
The ceremonial swearing in of two boy chiefs on the island of Ulawa in the Solomon Islands is a very special occasion and cause for great celebration. All the chiefs…
Moro - Melanesian Bigman
Moro and his people live in Makaruka village on Guadalcanal in the central Solomon Islands. Some see Moro as a cult leader, others regard him as confused and power hungry.…
Nambo
Nambo is a nutritious, biscuit-like food made from breadfruit. Nearly all Solomon Islanders eat Nambo, but very few know how to make it. This film depicts the breadfruit industry in…
People of Niupani
Niupani village is situated on Lake Tegano, on the island of Rennell, an upraised coral atoll in the southern Solomon Islands. The people are of Polynesian descent and their lifestyle…
Taem Bifo Long Lauru - Choiseul Customs
When the Christian missionaries arrived on the island of Choiseul (Lauru), they stopped the people from worshipping their own gods. Singing and dancing were outlawed and the visiting of sacred…
Totora and Siwa
Two ancient ceremonies are no longer performed by the people of Wairoki in South Malaita, Solomon Islands. They were forbidden by missionaries and the government because they involved killing and…
Volo Momoru - The Turtle Net
Turtles are good food. Turtle shell is also prized for trading, for making combs and jewellery and for decorating carvings. On the island of Santa Isabel (Bugotu) in the Solomon…
Wogasia
An annual renewal rite, the Wogasia festival is held in late May or early June on the island of Santa Catalina (Aorigi) in the Solomon Islands to celebrate the beginning…

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