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Savage Warriors of New Guinea (part I) 078 1973

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Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 DVD (23 minutes) sound color DVD
master 1 videocassette (23 minutes) sound color BetacamSP
archival original 1 video reel (23 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Television programs
New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Mt. Hagen
New Gineau
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, sound recordings
Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker, with his wife, Halla, and son, David. Footage was filmed in Port Moresby and Mount Hagen in Papua, New Guinea. The broadcast begins in Port Moresby with an airplane ride into the interior of New Guinea, to Mount Hagen. Scenes in Mount Hagen include office buildings such as the Treasury Department, and a thatched hut village. The focus of the broadcast is the Sing-sing, a bi-annual warrior celebration and mock war ceremony, created to peacefully share traditions among the different tribes of the region. Warriors at the Sing-sing display various war costumes, including face paint, nose piercings, and elaborate headdresses decorated with feathers, wings, and whole birds. Traditional costumes of certain tribes are shown, including the mud-covered bodies of the Asaro Mudmen; billum skirts made from bark; hats woven of human hair; and raffia and shell costumes of the archers of the lowlands. Activities shown at the Sing-sing include dancing, the challenging of tribal warfare, and a charge of warriors.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Architecture  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Body adornment  Search this
Ceremony  Search this
Warfare--intertribal  Search this
Dance  Search this
Costumes--as part of ceremony  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.353a
Restrictions & Rights:
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
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Human Studies Film Archives