Malagan Labadama: A Tribute to Buk-Buk Movie Review 1982

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Three brothers organize a Malagan Labadama (burial ceremony) for a fellow tribesman named Buk-Buk, an important figure in the transition of the village from a German colonial outpost through Japanese and Australian occupations to its present administration. Filmed on the island of New Ireland in the Bismarck archipelago of New Guinea.


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Available on VHS
Running time 58 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Death, Anthropology, Pacific Islands
Chris Owen, Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies

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