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The Resource A slow boat to somewhere : exploring French Polynesia, directed by Jon Bowermaster, (electronic resource)

A slow boat to somewhere : exploring French Polynesia, directed by Jon Bowermaster, (electronic resource)

Label
A slow boat to somewhere : exploring French Polynesia
Title
A slow boat to somewhere
Title remainder
exploring French Polynesia
Statement of responsibility
directed by Jon Bowermaster
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ride along on a rustic, and rusting, Polynesian cargo boat as it makes deliveries to 21 of the globe's most isolated coral reef atolls in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. Along the 3,000-mile route meet black pearl divers, the man who found the Kon Tiki, Marlon Brando's Mutiny girlfriend, a ship laden with NFL-sized crewmen and many more -- all set against the backdrop of a fast-and-forever changing paradise. I jumped on the cargo boat for one of its monthly, 3,000-mile delivery jobs, taking us to ports-of-call that were literally just piles of sand and rock washed up on rims of coral, halfway between Australia and South America, each home to populations ranging from seven to two hundred fifty people. The trip took us through the Tuamotus, a chain of 78 atolls that sailors going back to Magellan dubbed the dangerous archipelago for its low-lying, barely visible, wooden-boat-sinking reefs. Like a floating Super K-Mart, the ship is packed with 600 tons of -- everything -- from chicken and beef, to cement blocks and metal roofs, sugar and gasoline, shampoo and chainsaws, fishing boats and toilet paper, beer and cigarettes. The cargo boat has changed life out here, for good and bad
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bowermaster, Jon
  • Green Planet Films
Runtime
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel
  • French Polynesia
  • French Polynesia
Target audience
adult
Label
A slow boat to somewhere : exploring French Polynesia, directed by Jon Bowermaster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;2448458
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 09, 2014)
Control code
ASP2448458/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (25 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208386
  • (OCoLC)904563965
Video recording format
other
Label
A slow boat to somewhere : exploring French Polynesia, directed by Jon Bowermaster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;2448458
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 09, 2014)
Control code
ASP2448458/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (25 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208386
  • (OCoLC)904563965
Video recording format
other

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