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The Poet's Salary

Author: Eric Wittersheim; Alexandre Francois
Publisher: London, England : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008.
Series: Ethnographic video online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : FrenchView all editions and formats
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For the first time in many years, on the little island of Motalava in Vanuatu, a new song will be composed in the island's ancestors' language, the language of god Quat, and become part of the island's repertoire. The Poet's Salary tells of the daily life of ethnographers while doing fieldwork, through a vivid and colourful account of the mutual exchanges between the people of Motalava and ethnolinguist Alexandre  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ethnographic films
Documentary films
Additional Physical Format: Original version:
(OCoLC)944141518
Named Person: Alexandre Francois; Monica Stern
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Wittersheim; Alexandre Francois
OCLC Number: 954043179
Language Note: In French, Mwotlap, and Bislama, with subtitles in English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed June 24, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource (60 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic video online.
Responsibility: a film by Eric Wittersheim ; with Monica Stern, Alexandre Francois, Moses Meiwelgen, Master Malkikiak, and Richard Worris.

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For the first time in many years, on the little island of Motalava in Vanuatu, a new song will be composed in the island's ancestors' language, the language of god Quat, and become part of the island's repertoire. The Poet's Salary tells of the daily life of ethnographers while doing fieldwork, through a vivid and colourful account of the mutual exchanges between the people of Motalava and ethnolinguist Alexandre Francois and ethnomusicologist Monika Stern.

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