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The Resource The gospel according to the Papuans, by Thomas Balmès, (electronic resource)

The gospel according to the Papuans, by Thomas Balmès, (electronic resource)

Label
The gospel according to the Papuans
Title
The gospel according to the Papuans
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Balmès
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With gentle irony, this film records the overlay of Christianity on native beliefs that occurs in the Huli tribe, one of seven hundred tribes living in Papua New Guinea. In many areas of the world where Christian missionaries have brought their message, similar confusions and misconceptions abound. Recently, two rival groups of missionaries appeared in Papua, one Catholic and the other Seventh Day Adventists, creating competition for conversions. In past years, other Christian churches like the Lutherans, Methodists and Apostolics had tried to convert the tribe, with varying degrees of success. When chief Ghini agrees to be baptized a Catholic after being bribed with a shirt and tie, a large proportion of the Hulis follow. But first there were heated debates comparing their ancient spiritual beliefs with the tenets of Catholicism. One man argues, "Missionaries only came here to stop our traditions."
Awards note
  • International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam, 2000
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balmès, Thomas
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huli (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Missionaries
  • Papua New Guinea
Target audience
general
Label
The gospel according to the Papuans, by Thomas Balmès, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1645995
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645995/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 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) a209718
  • (OCoLC)747797681
Video recording format
other
Label
The gospel according to the Papuans, by Thomas Balmès, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1645995
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645995/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 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) a209718
  • (OCoLC)747797681
Video recording format
other

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