The Resource Land of the Morning Star

Land of the Morning Star

Label
Land of the Morning Star
Title
Land of the Morning Star
Contributor
Subject
Summary
The western half of the island of New Guinea has been known by many names including Netherlands New Guinea, West Papua, Irian Jaya and Papua. It is an extraordinary place where snow-capped mountains drain into massive rivers and 250 languages are spoken. Yet, despite its wild beauty and rich culture, it remains strangely forgotten. Narrated by Rachel Griffiths, Land of the Morning Star reveals the turbulent history of a troubled country, swept up in the power-play of international politics. For centuries, the world has jostled for control of this rugged, isolated region, with its abundant natural resources and strategic position. First outside contact was with the Muslims of Malacca, who came in search of slaves and the prized feathers of birds of paradise. They were followed by European spice traders staking out colonial territory. By the mid 1800s, the Dutch had secured their claim. Then during World War Two, the sleepy outpost was transformed into a massive US military base. By the 1960s, President Sukarno had made the area the 26th province of Indonesia. Today, if transmigration continues, the indigenous Melanesian people are set to become a minority in their own land. Through eyewitness accounts and rare archival film, this fascinating documentary paints a picture that is intimate in detail but epic in scope. It is a sweeping saga of colonial ambitions, cold war sellouts and fervent nationalism, which highlights the role of players such as Australia and the UN at crucial points. By providing a background to this complex story, this timely film helps us understand the reality of life today in the land of the morning star. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Anna Grieve Producer: Janet Bell Director: Mark Worth Writer: Mark Worth DOP/Cinematographer: Philip Bull Narrator/Presenter: Rachel Griffiths
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2004
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
56
Technique
live action
Label
Land of the Morning Star
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1104751
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921959089
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1104751
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Land of the Morning Star
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1104751
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921959089
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1104751
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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