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ANTH 203October 15, 2015Ongka’s Big Moka (abridged by N. Hayashi)Let’s watch this video as if you are visiting Ongka’s village. Setting: The Kawelkatribe of the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG)Characters:Ongka – Main character, ‘Big Man’ i.e., the head of the Kawelkatribe Rumbicore – Ongka’s favourite wifePerua – A member of the Papua New Guinea National Assembly, a Big Man of the Tongkatribe Raima – Ongka’s rival, an aspiring Big Man in the Kawelkatribe (does not appear in this abridgedversion.)What is happening in the video: Ongka is trying to arrange a moka– a festive ceremony. The guests will be the neighbouring tribe, Tongka, who hosted a moka10 years ago and gave the Kawelka400 pigs. So, this time, Ongka wants to give away more pigs and other valuables, including a motorbike. Originally, Ongka’s moka had been planned for the year before; however, his plan did not come to fruition. The video shows how exactingand nerve-wracking it is to persuade people to gather pigs. In this type of community, a leader like Ongka is