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Chris Owen

Chris Owen has contributed directly or indirectly to almost every significant documentary made in Papua New Guinea over the last three decades - whether as director, cinematographer, editor or as adviser and trouble-shooter. He has also made a series of internationally acclaimed documentaries of his own - including The Red Bowman, Man Without Pigs, Brideweath for a Goddess, and Betelnut Bisnis. He also directed Tukana - husat i asua (1984) a Melanesian feature film set in Bougainville.

In the last few years Chris Owen has also served as Director of the National Film Institute of Papua New Guinea and has trained and worked with a team of Melanesian filmmakers.

- IMDb Mini Biography by Andrew Pike

Films Available at DER
Malagan Labadama: A Tribute to Buk-Buk (1982)
Gogodala: A Cultural Revival? (1983)
The Red Bowmen (1983)
Tighten the Drums: Self-Decoration Among the Enga (1983)
Man Without Pigs (1990)
Bridewealth For A Goddess (2000)

Related Links
Chris Owen on IMDb


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