Tidikawa [electronic resource] : at the edge of heaven / by Susan Cornwell and Look Film Productions
- New York, Ny : Filmakers Library, 1992.
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (47 min.).
- Additional Creators:
- Cornwell, Susan, Davies, Will, Owynns, Taylor, Filmakers Library, inc, and Look Film Productions
- Language Note:
- This edition in English.
- This film captures the poignancy of a native people undergoing cultural change. When Susan Cornwell first encountered the Bedamini in Papua, New Guinea in 1971, they were aggressive and practiced cannibalism as part of their religion. She was able to befriend them and make a landmark film, Tidikawa and Friends. Now, on her return, she finds a people in Western dress, wearing T-shirts instead of nose bones. Many have been converted to Christianity. They perform their tribal dances for money, and use calculators to determine the charges. Susan shows them the old film and they respond with excitement to images of their former selves. The skillful intercutting of old and new footage dramatizes the effects of westernization on an indigenous people.
- Audience Notes:
- For College; Adult audiences.
- Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Other Forms:
- Previously released as DVD.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
- Asian Studies Association, 1992
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