Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sawiyano Documentary and Book

Sawiyano: Traditional Arts & Crafts is a documentary and book about the Sawiyano group who live the Sundaun Province of Papua New Guinea. By following the daily lives of an extended family, it is an intimate view into the lives of a tribe in the midst of cultural change. It will show where and how supplies are gathered in the rainforest and swamp, how objects are crafted, and the final uses of objects.

From Bethany Kalk, Filmmaker: Having grown up with the Sawiyano, I have an understanding of and deep appreciation for the traditional ways. Because the culture is changing, I feel it is important to capture traditions on film now for the future generations of Sawiyano and for individuals who have interests in other cultures. The elders have given me permission to do this documentary.

Please visit the website and facebook page.