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TITLE: Onga's big moka [videorecording]
ADDED TITLE: The Kawelka of Papua, New Guinea
PUBLISHED: Papua, New Guinea : Shanachie Entertainment Corp. ; 1974.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videodisc (55 min. ) : sd., col. , 4 3/4 in.
NOTES: 1. Biggest moka of all time; 2. Setting the date; 3. Ongka's meditation on pigs; 4. Rounding up 100 pigs; 5. Dressing up for a Moka; 6. Celebrating the gift; 7. Paper currency replaces shells; 8. Death and sorcery threaten Ongka's plan; 9. More pigs, more work; 10. Sabotage.
NOTES: Ongka, an endearing and charismatic tribal leader of the Kawaka tribe of highland New Guinea, has spent five years using all his skills as an orator and negotiator to amass the 600 pigs and assorted other valuables - including a motorbike - which he will give away in a festive ceremony, a Moka. In high land society, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them and a Moka is the single-most important ceremony. Ongka's motives in planning his big Moka are to gain influence over rivals and to win a sort of immortality for himself and his tribe in a changing world. I decided, well, if the old ways must go, let's at least do something as our last big show." But things don't go as planned, and Ongka's painstaking preparations are threatened by accusations of sorcery and even the threat of war.
NOTES: English
SUBJECT: Culture--Papua, New Guinea
ADDED ENTRY: Granada Television International

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