Spice Island Saga

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Spice Island Saga

  • 1988 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • (Ring of Fire series, Part 1) Filmmakers, brothers Lorne and Lawrence Blair, embark on a 2,000 mile, ten-year journey through the Spice Islands in search of the Bird of Paradise, the symbol of Eternal Life. They encounter storms and doldrums, sultans and transvestite priests, pearl-divers and python-hunters, before finally reaching the Aru Islands, close to New Guinea. Their odyssey with the Bugis tribe starts the Blairs on the inner journey which leads them ever deeper into the forgotten wisdom of the island peoples.
  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Austronesia, Religions, Southeast Asian Studies)