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Disappearing World - Ongka's Big Moka: The Kawelka of Papua New Guinea
Disappearing World - Ongka's Big Moka The Kawelka of Papua New Guinea
Genres: Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 0min


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Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: History
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Joy's Review
Joy Toth | Everett, WA United States | 08/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My college cultural anthropology class watched this movie and I also rented it again. I was quite taken with the simplicity of the movie while at the same time it reflected the intense conflicts involved with a moka planning of this size. Ongka states "I have knocked you down with what I have given." which I saw as humorous because gift-exchange in their system requires a payback with interest and the moka he presented is going to be very difficult, if not impossible to beat. I look forward to an update, which I hear is now available, as to what has happened since. Without an economic, anthrpology or sociology background, the everyday person would enjoy the simplicity of the movie and share in Ongka's frustrations. A must see! Joy"