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The Screen Guide

For centuries the men of Kontu, a small coastal village in New Ireland, have gone to sea in frail outrigger canoes: to call, trap and kill sharks by hand. Now after a hundred years of coloniziation, economic exploration and intense missionary activity, a few men still understand the magic rituals of shark calling. However it remains as their most tangible link with the tradtions of the past during a time of rapid social change.

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Director
Dennis O'Rourke
Producer
Dennis O'Rourke

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1982

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