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MALANGAN LABADAMA

Year: 1982

Classification: G

Runtime: 58 min

Produced In: Papua New Guinea

Directed By: Chris Owen

Produced By: Chris Owen

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For the people of the Mandak region of New Ireland, the most dramatic and complex ceremonial events in their community are those surrounding death.

The creation and presentation of the 'malangan labadama', with its carved figures, masked dancers, and feasting, is the final tribute by three brothers of Panatgin village to their deceased clansman, Buk-Buk, a renowned leader from their area.

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