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Noted: Highlanders hold on to culture and survival

Volume 17, Issue 1

May, 2011

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Cass, P. (2011). Highlanders hold on to culture and survival. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(1): 249-250. Review of Yumi Piksa: Stories from the Papua New Guinean Highlands, directed by Verena Thomas. Yumi Piksa. 2009, 35min. www. yumipiksa.org.
Author(s): Philip Cass
Reviewed documentary directed by: Verena Thomas
Publication date: 
May, 2011

The trilogy of short films on this DVD records the lives of three Highlanders and their struggle to survive, support their families and keep a hold on their culture. Produced by a group of students from the Univesity of Goroka who worked with German filmmaker Verena Thomas, these films are, on the surface, about the fear of losing culture and a future in which their decendants become kulturlos, that is, people who have lost their culture and become culturally lost.