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The golden dragon and the upper bird

Author: Ferry Ardyanto; Kay Del Rosario; Nick Ellsworth, (Narrator); Ciné Fête,
Publisher: Montreal, QC : CinéFête, 2008.
Series: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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This is a visually entertaining documentary about two exotic creatures from Indonesia: the Arowana, a fish and the Enggang, a bird. The Arowana, according to Chinese belief possesses magical powers that enable human-beings to make contact with the invisible world. Seen as a fortune fish, it brings luck to anyone who possess it. The Enggang is a bird representing the god of war and sacred to the Dayak, the indigenous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ferry Ardyanto; Kay Del Rosario; Nick Ellsworth, (Narrator); Ciné Fête,
OCLC Number: 877880015
Language Note: This edition in English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014).
Event notes: Recorded in Singapore and Indonesia.
Description: 1 online resource (50 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Other Titles: Golden dragon, the upper bird and man
Responsibility: directed by Ferry Ardyanto ; produced by Kay Del Rosario.

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This is a visually entertaining documentary about two exotic creatures from Indonesia: the Arowana, a fish and the Enggang, a bird. The Arowana, according to Chinese belief possesses magical powers that enable human-beings to make contact with the invisible world. Seen as a fortune fish, it brings luck to anyone who possess it. The Enggang is a bird representing the god of war and sacred to the Dayak, the indigenous people of Borneo. The film sheds light on the meaning the Enggans bird symbol has in Dakak Kenyah tribe.

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