Guide

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The guide contains information about each of the films listed, including the film’s distributor, if this is known. Descriptions of the films and videos are generally paraphrases or abridgments of distributors’ or festivals’ advertisements.

In addition to indexing the films by Pacific Island Nation or Territory (PICTs) and by decade of production, the MediWiki nature of MIPI makes it easy to search for all films that share any text occurring in the entry whatsoever. In addition to trying out SEARCHES for any of the indexed aspects of format (see below), we suggest you try searching for key terms that interest you (Tahiti, drums, dance, chiefs, sport, anthropology, or whatever).

SAMPLE FORMAT
Title
Location
Subject
Length
Format
Hue (color or b&w)
Year Released
Series name if relevant
Director or Filmmaker
Producer
Distributor
Library Code
Descriptions

Please note that descriptions are typically abridged from producer's or distributor's catalogues or summarized by compilers.

We hope you will find this site useful and informative. We continue to update the guide as new information becomes available. If you know of films not currently in the guide that should be included, please let us know. We appreciate your comments on any aspect of the guide.