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Title Dances Of Life / Director: Tatge, Catherine
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary For nearly 50,000 years, dances and songs have been an expression of Pacific Islanders' origins, journey, struggles and their very existence. Today, Pacific Islanders are struggling to maintain their identity and traditions. Dance is central to these efforts and for centuries it has remained one of the most powerful vehicles for transmitting culture. This documentary tells their "dance stories", visiting islands in the Pacific Ocean such as New Zealand, New Caledonia, Palau, American Samoa and Chamorro. (From the US, in English, French, Maori, Chamorro, Palauan and Samoan, English subtitles)
Event Broadcast 2010-09-18 at 14:25:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Dance -- Social aspects.
Festival of Pacific Arts.
Folk dance music.
Folk dancing -- Study and teaching.
Pacific Islanders -- Social conditions.
Pacific Islanders -- Social life and customs.
Fiji.
New Zealand.
Palau.
Form Streaming video
Author Castle-Hughes, Keisha, cast
Digoue, Richard, contributor
Kueiesine, Elia Moise, contributor
Mitai-Ngatai, Wetini, contributor
Octave, Togna, contributor
Rabon, Francisco B, contributor
Rehuher-Marugg, Faustina, contributor
Ria, Tangiwai, contributor
Salii, Bilung G., contributor
Salli, Uroi Ngerdokou, contributor
Sandra, Tofoitaufa, contributor
Scott, Andrew, cast
Tatge, Catherine, director
Toilolo, Tolai, contributor
Tuiasosopo, Pulefa'asisina Palauni, contributor
Tupara, Nick, contributor