MOANA ROA

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Year

1951

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

Length

B&W, 33 minutes

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 84 16mm film- W3471/16BW289 35mm film R.1 200,609 35mm film R.2 200,610 35mm film R.3 200,611 35mm film R.4 200,612 VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 241

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B&W 33 mins. 35mm 3,000 ft. THE NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FILM UNIT presents MOANA ROA THE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC WAS COMPOSED BY Ashley Heenan AND PLAYED BY THE Alex Lindsay Orchestra GAUMONT-KALEE RECORDING EQUIPMENT This Film TELLS OF LIFE AMONG THE POLYNESIAN PEOPLE OF THE COOK ISLANDS IN MOANA ROA, THEIR NAME FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN. Film Censor's Certificate No. U24384 (15 August 1951) NFU Film Information Sheet No. 28 Cat. Refs. 1951-S p.10; 1956 p.53; 1957 p.64; 1958 p.64; 1962 p.67. B&W 33 mins. 35mm 3,000 ft. Life among the Polynesian people of New Zealand's palm-shaded, coral-ringed Cook Islands in the Pacific. Fish spearing, underwater sequences, and racing in swift sailing canoes along the lagoons. Administration, health services, educational and development work. Exports of copra, oranges, bananas, and pineapples. Native singing and dancing, including some of the best hula dancing ever filmed. Viewing copies : VHS Video- R.V. 84 16mm film- W3471/16BW289 35mm film R.1 200,609 35mm film R.2 200,610 35mm film R.3 200,611 35mm film R.4 200,612 VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 241

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