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Samoa: The Journey

Samoa: The Journey (DVD, Library Rights)

At midnight on the last day of 1961, every church bell in Samoa rang out to herald the 1st of January 1962, Independence Day for Samoa. It had been a long and difficult path to this momentous day. Samoa now celebrates the Anniversary on the 1st of June each year. SAMOA - TH...E JOURNEY captures the energy and pride that Samoans display in this very special anniversary, 50 years on. The film demonstrates the rich cultural heritage of Samoa. It returns to the many events performed on the malae at Tiafau Mulinu'u, including the ceremonial presentations of gifts to Guests of Honour. Many thousands came from all over Samoa to honour the flag and participate in the traditional Independence March Past. Hundreds of Samoans abroad plus many international guests came to share in the experience. Further highlights of the celebrations include the fautasi races, arrival of the voyag va'a , the candle-light service, outdoor concerts and formal occasions. Prominent Samoans talk about the changes and achievements in this half century. The following proverb for this 50th Anniversary becomes a metaphor for all sections of Samoan society coming together on their journey as a nation. Ua sau le va'a na tiu, 'ae tali le va'a na tau, o lo'o mamaulago i le va'a na faoafolau One boat returns from the fishing, the other is anchored in the harbour, the third is propped up under cover on land. SAMOA - THE JOURNEY also reveals less well known corners of Samoa which highlight the nation's close affinity with the sea and its strong communal life. Music composed by Igelese Ete reflects the voyaging motifs: the ocean, va'a, sun and the stars - and Samoa's
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ISBN 433077
Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
Format DVD, Library Rights
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ISBN-13 433077
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Publisher unlisted
Published 1 Jul 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format DVD, Library Rights
Edition Library Rights
Category NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
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