Onka's Big Moka

William Stinson (bstinson@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 17:55:12 +1000 (EST)

Cathleen,

The video you want is 'The Kawelka Ongka's Big Moka'. It was produced by
Granada in 1974 as part of the Disappearing World series. It is readily
available in Australia and other Commonwealth countries in the Asian
region from Educational Film Serices, so it should be available via the
North American distributor for Granada. For your interest the Kawelka are a
highland Papua/New Guinea tribe, the moka is a ceremonial occasion where
pigs are exchanged, and Ongka is a village headman. The Disappearing World
series is a quite extensive series of anthropological films.

Regards

Bill

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 16:32:12 -0700
From: Cathleen Cummings, Media Coordinator - SRJC <ccumming@floyd.santarosa.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Onka's Big Moka

One of our Anthropology instructor's is looking for "Onka's (or Onga's) Big
Moka" which she thought was part of the Odyssey series. However it doesn't
match up with any of my Odyssey titles. She said it is about "a big man in
New Guinea organizing a pig feast." Any ideas?

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Cathleen Cummings
Media Coordinator, Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA- USA 95401
ccumming@floyd.santarosa.edu
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