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The Resource Betelnut bisnis, directed by Chris Owen and produced by Andrew Pike, (electronic resource)

Betelnut bisnis, directed by Chris Owen and produced by Andrew Pike, (electronic resource)

Label
Betelnut bisnis
Title
Betelnut bisnis
Statement of responsibility
directed by Chris Owen and produced by Andrew Pike
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The betelnut has been a socially accepted narcotic in coastal Papua New Guinea since ancestral times but in the Highlands, where a majority of the population lives, it is a recent arrival. Many Highlanders depend on the betelnut (or buai as it is called locally), not only because of their addiction to it, but because many families earn their livelihood trading small quantities of the drug. This film follows the fortunes of one family, Lukus Kalma and his wife Kopu, as told by their neighbor, Chris Owen, an Australian expatriate and documentary filmmaker (Man Without Pigs, Bridewealth for a Goddess). Lukus owns no land and lives on a small plot with soil too poor to grow food. He works part-time as a watchman and laborer but cannot make ends meet. He embarks upon a business venture of buying betelnuts from growers on the coast and reselling them at home. In following his trials and tribulation to make a success of his business, the film presents an insider's look at the day-to-day life in Papua New Guinea whose people have few material possessions but face each day with dignity and determination. Economic times are difficult for the majority of Papua New Guineans. Their currency has been devalued so anything they cannot produce themselves is very expensive. Basic necessities are difficult to come by; even water is in short supply. Access to medical attention is minimal and basic education involves school fees. While some turn to crime, most of the "grassroots" people struggle on, hoping to earn a few dollars for a tin of meat, a bag of rice and some betelnuts to keep going
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Best Documentary, ACT Film Awards, 2004
  • Bilan du Film Ethnographic, Paris, 2005
  • Pusan International Film Festival, Korea, 2005
  • Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, 2005
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, Chris
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English and Tok Pisin with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pike, Andrew
Runtime
52
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Betel nut
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea
Target audience
general
Label
Betelnut bisnis, directed by Chris Owen and produced by Andrew Pike, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1650411
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650411/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407145
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407145
  • (OCoLC)852993846
Video recording format
other
Label
Betelnut bisnis, directed by Chris Owen and produced by Andrew Pike, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1650411
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650411/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407145
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407145
  • (OCoLC)852993846
Video recording format
other

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