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The red bowmen

Author: Chris Owen, (Director); Alfred Gell
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 1983.
Series: Ethnographic video online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
: Every year, a ritual known as ida is performed by the Umeda people, who inhabit the dense primary forest of the Waina-Sawanda district of West Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Ida, the central social and cultural drama of the Umeda, is a fertility ritual, in which a dominant theme is the metamorphosis of the cassowaries.
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Genre/Form: Encoded moving images
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Ethnographic films
Documentary
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Owen, (Director); Alfred Gell
OCLC Number: 701798433
Credits: Filmmaker, Chris Owen ; anthropologist, Alfred Gell.
Event notes: Recorded in West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
Description: 1 online resource (58 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic video online.
Responsibility: by Chris Owen and Alfred Gell.

Abstract:

: Every year, a ritual known as ida is performed by the Umeda people, who inhabit the dense primary forest of the Waina-Sawanda district of West Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Ida, the central social and cultural drama of the Umeda, is a fertility ritual, in which a dominant theme is the metamorphosis of the cassowaries.

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