STK-ID 54701

Funeral ceremony in village of Tauwema. CS of islanders eating inside hut, slow CU PAN of many faces of women and children (2:26). Various shots of preparations in central area of village, women are cooking food on fires, PAN to a group of men, some wearing make-up, chatting, smoking (2:45). FOLLOW MS, of man on beach carrying stalk of bananas and yams on shoulder pole, heading towards village, PAN to MS of woman carrying yams in a basket on her head heading towards village (1:12). MS of MS of women carrying large baskets of banana leaf bundles entering central area (0:33). MS of women in line each placing a piece of cloth or a grass skirt on veranda of mourning husband (2:11). CSs of villagers tending piles of yams on ground (0:40). MSs of women walking in procession towards hut and piling up pieces of cloth inside, CS of some showing grief (2:48).


Excerpt from
Femmes :une histoire inédite
Trobriand Islands
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
Super 16mm color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486