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Directed by: Chris Owen


The Kawelka people live on tribal land near Mount Hagen in the Wahgi Valley, in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. This film by Chris Owen, an Australian residing permanently in PNG, and one of PNG’s leading filmmakers, is a remarkable record of a ritual that took years to prepare and may never be performed again.At the centre of the film is Ru Kundil, a “Big Man” among the Kawelka people… (Ronin Films,

Year: 2000
Category: Documentaries
Country of origin: Papua New Guinea