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Moana (1926)

Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s.

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Credited cast:
Ta'avale ...
Moana
Fa'amgase ...
Moana's Fiancé
Tama ...
Moana's Father
T'ugaita ...
Moana's Mother
Pe'a ...
Moana's Younger Brother
Leupenga ...
Moana's Older Brother
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Emma Hudson ...
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Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s.

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The love life of a South Seas siren!

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Moana with Sound  »

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This film photographed with panchromatic film stock, instead of standard orthochromatic stock, apparently for first time ever in full-length motion picture. See more »

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A typical Flaherty reconstruction of the past
11 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Customs of Polynesian natives on a Samoan island, centered on the daily life and on the coming of age ceremony of the young man Moana. It reconstructs Polynesian culture before the coming of Western culture, though iron blades are used. Daily tasks like cooking, fishing, hunting and gathering are most of the picture.

Mainly interesting for the material settings. Flaherty treats the Samoan life as almost that of a paradise - the only discomforts being wild boar and the pain of tattooing.


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