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Creator:
Martin Moyer Productions  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 film reel (730 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oceania
Tonga
Islands of the Pacific
Date:
1956
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, synopses, study guides, promotional materials, newspaper articles
Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.
Donated by Martin Moyer in 1996.
Summary:
Edited film made by Martin Moyer for educational use is the story of Tonga, the last native kingdom to survive in the South Pacific. Describes the customs to which the people adhere; outlines the main industries of the island; and includes scenes of the Trilithon, the sacred flying foxes, the blow-holes of Tongatapu, tapa-cloth making, the Taovala, and ceremonial dancing.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Islands  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Geology  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Dance  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1996.6.35
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
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Martin Moyer Film Collection, ca. 1950-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306269