Pacific Islands - Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands
Globe TrekkerStreaming Video - 2012
Ian Wright visits the Pacific Islands, once infamous among explorers for head-hunting and cannibalism, in this Globe Trekker video. In Fiji he is welcomed with a Kava drinking ceremony. The mild narcotic is used to start chiefly conferences and commemorate special occasions. He goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef and feeds sharks before heading to Vanuatu where, on the island of Ambryn, he meets the chief of a tribe that used to practice cannibalism and witnesses the traditional Rom dance, where dancers pretend to be a spirit which lives inside their costumes. He also visits the hot spring on the island of Sesivi, and Tanna island, where he climbs the massive Yassur volcano. Ian continues to the Solomon Islands, where he dives down to one of many World War II shipwrecks, and ends up on Busu Island, one of many artificial islands made by people fleeing inter-tribal fighting.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1995
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sd., col
Uniform Title: Globe trekker (Television program)