The Land and the Legends
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This DVD records the traditional Installation of a Paramount Chief on the island of Gau, and features legends from the islands of Kadavu, Taveuni, Vatulele - and the meaning of "vanua".
Fiji – the Land and the Legends presents intriguing stories which reveal the rich cultural heritage of Fiji.
It captures the grand spectacle of Fijian custom and tradition at the installation of a Paramount Chief plus myths from Kadavu, Taveuni and Vatulele.
It speaks especially of Pio Manoa’s poetic description of "vanua", and then the mystery of ‘octopus of the night’.Format: DVD Running time: 75 minutes
Featured stories on this DVD
Traditional Installation of a Fijian Paramount Chief
In 1994, a new Paramount Chief is installed on the island of Gau in the Lomaiviti group, Fiji. It is the first time in over a century since the ceremony has been performed here. This historic audio visual record is filmed over a period of 4 days.