The Resource Waiting for John

Waiting for John

Label
Waiting for John
Title
Waiting for John
Contributor
Distributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An indigenous community worships American materialism on the tiny Pacific island Tanna. When the American military arrived during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America's fantastic cargo - planes, trucks, refrigerators, canned food. They thought such goods could only come from the Gods. Led by the mysterious prophet John, a religion was born, the John Frum Movement, also known as a Cargo Cult.. The John Frum Movement still exists in one village in the islands of Vanuatu; the leaders still go to speak with the spirit of John in sacred caves and believers sing songs about him every Friday night. While the US may have forgotten Tanna Island, the American flag flies high over the village of Lamakara and young men march in formation, imitating US soldiers. Lamakara is the last stronghold of the John Frum Movement, but today it is plagued by outside pressures and internal conflict.. WAITING FOR JOHN explores this extraordinary religion from the perspective of the last village of believers, as they struggle to preserve their way of life. In the process this film asks, where do prophets -- and faith -- come from?. WAITING FOR JOHN screened in film festivals worldwide and premiered on television in PBS's Pacific Heartbeat series
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Alita Films in 2015
Language note
In English,Oceanic Indigenous
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sherry, Jessica
  • Alita Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
70
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Religion
Technique
live action
Label
Waiting for John
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/676951
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (71 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1676950
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan1676950
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Waiting for John
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/676951
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (71 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1676950
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan1676950
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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