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The Resource Breaking bows and arrows, by Ellenor Cox and Liz Thomson, (electronic resource)

Breaking bows and arrows, by Ellenor Cox and Liz Thomson, (electronic resource)

Label
Breaking bows and arrows
Title
Breaking bows and arrows
Statement of responsibility
by Ellenor Cox and Liz Thomson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In all corners of the world, civil wars have been a fact of modern history. But what happens when the fighting stops, if for years neighbor has been killing neighbor? How do people on both sides deal with the legacy of loss, anger, pain, distrust and a desire for revenge? On the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea thousands of people were killed in a war of secession that grew from a local uprising against an Australian copper company. When the ten-year-old civil war ended in 1998, the islanders had to deal with the challenging emotional terrain of personal reconciliation. Breaking Bows and Arrows documents the islanders' road to forgiveness and healing, a process governed by their own cultural tradition. Perpetrators and victims came together in ceremonies to heal the wounds of division. In one of the largest gatherings, ex-fighters join with the families of those they have killed to participate in traditional peacemaking rituals. One man retrieves the bones of a chief he had shot, ceremonially returning then to the bereaved wife. He seeks a release from this heavy burden of guilt and remorse; she seeks a release from the hatred she feels
Awards note
Margaret Mead Film Festival, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Liz
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cox, Ellenor
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bougainville Crisis, Papua New Guinea, 1988-
  • Reconciliation
  • Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)
Target audience
general
Label
Breaking bows and arrows, by Ellenor Cox and Liz Thomson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652535
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652535/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210426
  • (OCoLC)747798847
Video recording format
other
Label
Breaking bows and arrows, by Ellenor Cox and Liz Thomson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652535
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652535/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210426
  • (OCoLC)747798847
Video recording format
other

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