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A compilation of existing Film Australia footage on Vanuatu to be used at Expo Ô88 Brisbane.
Year : 1987 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Opening credit over slow aerial track over shallow coral reef towards island with mountain peaks and dips.
Access No. 138444 | 23 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of older Ni-Vanuatu man sounding conch shell.
Access No. 138531 | 4 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
CU painted face on wood then zoom out to several large hollowed logs covered in moss with painted faces leaning against rock face. GS leaning totem-like monuments. WS with longboats on shore in foreground and curving bay with LS people in shallow blue water and vegetation in background. Zoom in to couple paddling outrigger in clear blue waters.
Access No. 138532 | 31 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan from small outboard motor boats tied to jetty across water past islands and yachts to passenger liner. MS policewoman directing traffic and blowing whistle. VS foreign tourists shopping and walking streets of Vila. MS trio of young white women taking photographs. GS young Asian woman talking to local stall holder in outdoor market.
Access No. 138535 | 50 secs | 1980s | Vila, Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
MS pan across numerous stone carvings, mainly of heads. WS of carved and painted hollowed logs leaning against stone wall and various CUs of their brightly coloured painted faces.
Access No. 138536 | 17 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of dancers performing at night wearing tall pointed headdresses, face and body paint and leaf skirts. VS of other dancers performing in daylight wearing black and white spotted masks and decorations around their ankles.
Access No. 138538 | 42 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle WS over bays and headlands and MS track of two horses running in early morning light. WS of large herd of horses galloping over hill. Slow pan of coastline with mountains and forest coming right down to beach.
Access No. 138539 | 33 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of woman tending coals and food cooking on pit barbecue and VS of men scattering vegetables and raw meat over banana leaves to cook over fire. CUs of men wrapping food in banana leaves which they pass along a line which are then placed onto barbecue as well. CUs of chopped yams and pouring coconut liquid through his hands. WS of people sealing pit fire with large flat banana leaves with onlookers in background.
Access No. 138540 | 1 min 2 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
VS dancers performing in grass skirts with spears and large ornate headdresses depicting sharks, sea life and other fanciful things adorned with feathers.
Access No. 138541 | 49 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
WS with Ni-Vanuatu men bathing in sea with their bodies silhouetted against sparkling blue water. Individual MS of the men in water. GS of men drying off on shore and one man chopping timber .
Access No. 138542 | 31 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
VS men seated on ground playing hollow log drums as dancers perform around them. Track of dancer with feathers sprouting from his headband. MS children from audience watching, one wearing woven hat. WS audience in elevated stand.
Access No. 138553 | 31 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
MS of dancers jumping in front of camera giving slightly blurred effect. VS of large crowd dancing. Crowd dances in large circle raising dust as an appreciative audience reacts.
Access No. 138554 | 57 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
CU old Ni-Vanuatu man with bead necklace and feathers in his hair playing bamboo flute. Pan down to his hands covering holes lower on the flute.
Access No. 138555 | 25 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle views inside volcano crater with white smoke rising. Closer views of smoke rising off volcano walls and LS to red hot lava bubbling in crater. Zoom out to clouds of smoke rising over volcano rim. Good travelling aerial over outer volcano and over smoking crater towards mountains. Low aerial track over shallow coral reef.
Access No. 138556 | 48 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
CU to Vanuatu national flag flying from mast.
Access No. 138557 | 10 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |
Good WS of sailing boats moored in water with golden yellow sunset silhouetting them against sea and clouds. GS Ni-Vanuatu boy in outrigger silhouetted in strong gold light reflected on water with deep golden brown sky in background. Zoom out to WS with sunset sky above darker clouds.
Access No. 138558 | 27 secs | 1980s | Vanuatu | © NFSA | Colour |