Iu Mi Nao - Solomon Islands Regains Independence


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1978, 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.


Producer: Don Murray

Directors: Graham Chase, Martin Cohen

Cinematographer: Dean Semler, John Hosking

Narrator: Alfred Aihunu

Year: 1978

Running Time: 88 Minutes

Classification: G

Curriculum Links: Pacific Studies; Sociology:Colonisation, Decolonisation and Development; Studies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, Cultural Studies, SOSE.


Solomon Islands

Independence for Fiji

Human Face of the Pacific, The

SKU 003110200
Brand Film Australia

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