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Unformatted text preview: Asian Am 187C – Sacred Vessels 15/01/2008 14:17:00 ← Questions for Sacred Vessels (Documentary) ← 1. What is your defining feature of Pacific Islander societies? And how does your feature complement or contradict the central concept of this documentary, that is, the canoe? ← ← 2. Why do the fimmakers juxtapose Guam, Mariana Islands, with Puluwat, Chuuk? What kind of significance can be gleaned from comparing the Chamorros of Guam with the Puluwatese of Puluwat? ← ← 3. Other key contrasts, or binaries, occur in this documentary, most notably the dichotomies of “culture” and “history”, and of “orality” and “literacy”. What is the purpose, then, for portraying thse concepts as opposites? Or are they actually interrelated? If so, how and why? ← ← 4. Finally, what do you think is the meaning of “sacred vessels”?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ASIAN AM 187C taught by Professor Kamacho during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.
- Winter '08