1980, 88 Minutes. Language spoken: Pidgin, English.
On 7 July 1978, the Solomon Islands regained its independence from Britain. This documentary, filmed by cinematographers John Hosking and Academy Award winner Dean Semler, looks at the people of these islands and their views on independence, and records aspects of their way of life, including their songs and dances. It also describes some of the problems facing the new nation and what is being done to combat them.
Produced by Film Australia with the Australian Development Assistance Bureau for Solomon Islands. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Directors: Graham Chase, Martin Cohen
Cinematographer: Dean Semler, John Hosking
Narrator: Alfred Aihunu
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Curriculum Links: Pacific Studies; Sociology:Colonisation, Decolonisation and Development; Studies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, Cultural Studies, SOSE.