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Item Description Mawyer, Alexander D. en_US 2011-09-07T00:16:08Z 2011-09-07T00:16:08Z 1997 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1997 en_US
dc.description Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.description.abstract The Pacific islands have long been at the heart of European and American imaginations. Since 1898 these isles, real and imaginary, have been the background for every kind of ethnological inquiry, moral play, idyll, and adventure on film. Today, on the cusp of the centenary of Pacific filmmaking, for those not living in it, the Pacific is known almost exclusively through the cinema. This thesis investigates this century's Pacific films to reveal a tension between the factual and fictional. This interplay is not without meaning in an age of decolonization and is mirrored in the frequent disparity between non-indigenous visions of the Pacific as fantasy and alternate visions of islands as home. The persistence of such concerns over time and space suggests that this body of film be understood as an oceanic cinema which maintains and transforms our perception of the Pacific and of Pacific Islanders. Thus, this cinema has a currency in the political economy of Pacific places, and my analysis opens a window on our contemporary situation and a perspective on the past. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 70 leaves + 1 CD en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Pacific Islands Studies; no. 2663 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Oceania en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motion Pictures--Oceania en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pacific Islanders--Foreign Public Opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania-Foreign Public Opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--In motion pictures. en_US
dc.title From Po to Ao: A Historical Analysis of Filmmaking in the Pacific en_US
local.identifier.callnumber CB5 .H3 no.2663 en_US

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