Producer, Julian Krainin; narrator, James Michener
Considers whether or not Pacific cultures will survive the impact of modern life. Visits Easter Island, Tahiti, Pitcairn Island, and the stone-age tribes of the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, examining the culture shock of their entry into today's world
June 20, 2021 Subject:
A 1970's NG Feel
Difficult to avoid the pitfalls of its time, from the spooky synth music to the celebrity white narrator (James A Michener) required to reinforce the 'other-ness' of 'primitive' cultures, without providing much detail at all. Nevertheless, this does provide glimpses of an earlier time, and also some memorable photography.