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Extreme rituals of the South Pacific

Author: Steven R Talley; Neil Ross; Travel Channel (Firm); Natural History New Zealand Ltd.
Publisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Natural History New Zealand, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : PAL color broadcast system : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers some extreme rituals Pacific Islanders willingly endure whether for religious or cultural reasons. In Fiji, devotees of the Hindu mother goddess plunge their hands in boiling oil and pierce their flesh to honour her. The tatau or tattoo ceremony in Samoa continues the use of chiselled hand tools, where men and women submit to days of pain for the prestige of having one of the world's most painful tattoos. On  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R Talley; Neil Ross; Travel Channel (Firm); Natural History New Zealand Ltd.
OCLC Number: 156727883
Credits: Executive in charge of production, Michael Stedman; production manager, Suzanne Lloyd, Betsy LeDonne; editor, Andy Mortimer; research, Erin Johnson, Chrissie McIntyre.
Performer(s): Narrator, Neil Ross.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 56 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: Colour recording system: PAL ; VHS.
Responsibility: produced by Natural History New Zealand Ltd. for the Travel Channel ; producer, director, Steven R. Talley.

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Covers some extreme rituals Pacific Islanders willingly endure whether for religious or cultural reasons. In Fiji, devotees of the Hindu mother goddess plunge their hands in boiling oil and pierce their flesh to honour her. The tatau or tattoo ceremony in Samoa continues the use of chiselled hand tools, where men and women submit to days of pain for the prestige of having one of the world's most painful tattoos. On two islands of Vanuatu, people ensure a good harvest by hitting others with spine-covered sticks and land diving with vines from a 100-foot tower.

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Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Pentecost island - Indigenous Bungee Jumping

by JohannaMariaLindner (WorldCat user published 2016-12-02) Excellent Permalink

A very informational documentation, some photos of the Royals watching tribal jumping on Pentecost island, rare images of tribal doings. 

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