Documents one of the cultures of Melanesia, focusing on the Pentecost Island in the New Hebrides. Illustrates a unique ceremony designed to produce a good yam crop in which men jump from a wooden tower with vines tied to their ankles to stop their fall.
Presents early colonial history and the development of the Republic to 1805. Composed of material selected from over 100 different feature films.
Phoenix Films & Video / BFA Educational Media / Phoenix Learning Group