A delightful little film set in the South Seas dealing with the trials of a tribe in crisis that touches on several somewhat unrelated topics. While the emphasis is on the integration of a deaf orphan into a tightly nit society, it also deals with several other issues. It highlights the origins/role of religion in society, the evolution from 'medicine man' to organized religions. It also shows how in 'traditional' societies boys were introduced to manhood, a process completely lacking in society today. It also deals with traditional societies interacting with the modern world. All this wrapped in a fun story line with a fantasy ending which may put some folks off, but a good movie nevertheless.
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