Devil Drums of Malaita [196-?]

Title

Devil Drums of Malaita [196-?]

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Document Type

Media

Date

1960

School

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Media

1 film reel - sound, color ; 16mm

Duration

19:05 minutes

Date Digitized

3-29-2017

Format of Digital Version

MP4

Description

Summary: This short film discusses the history of the Solomon Islands and Malaita Island, the largest island in the Solomons, along with the religion and customs of its people. Noted is the long standing conflict between the interior or "bush" tribes and the coastal tribes. This conflict led the coastal people to build villages on artificial islands they constructed on beds of rocks in the lagoon for safety. the film's narrator points out the living conditions among all the Island's people, sanitation issues, disease, and then talks about the Seventh-day Adventist medical missionary efforts, particularly those of Ellis Gibbons shown variously dispensing medical care, building hospitals, etc. The narrator discusses the building of schools and a hospital at Uru, and the training of local individuals who went back to their people to spread the gospel message. The film ends with an appeal for funds to keep the work in Malaita and elsewhere in the Solomon Islands going.

Comments

Note: "A Charter Oak Production"

Ellis Gibbons, featured in the film, was active on Malaita Island and elsewhere in the Solomon Islands in the 1960s.

Credits: Script and photography by Eric W. Were for the Australasian Division [of Seventh-day Adventists]

Imprint: [Washington, D.C.] : General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Sabbath School Department, [196-?] (? : Charter Oak).

Reference: 976009711
Call Number: DU 850 D485 196-? MP

Devil Drums of Malaita [196-?]

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