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Moana With Sound

Moana With Sound

Director: Monica Flaherty, Frances Flaherty, Robert Flaherty
Year: 2015

Seeking to make another "Nanook of the North", Robert Flaherty chose Samoa for the docu-fiction film "Moana" in 1924. Fifty years later, Flaherty's daughter Monica returned to Samoa to produce a unique sound version. In 1924, documentary film pioneers Robert and Frances Flaherty and family traveled to the Samoan island of Savaii to record the native life and make a film that would try to match the success of Nanook of the North. Restored in 2K with native sounds and traditional songs that Flahertys daughter recorded over a half-century after they shot it, Monica Flaherty's Moana with Sound is a beautiful work of docufiction and an important piece of film history.

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Tabu (1931)

Tabu (1931)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1931

Filmed entirely in Tahiti, Tabu represented an unusual collaboration between legendary directors F. W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North). Two lovers are doomed by a tribal edict decreeing that the girl is "tabu" to all men. While the lovers' flight from judgement and the ultimate power of the tabu are reminiscent of Murnau's expressionist films, Tabu is all open air and sunlight -- the brilliant tropical light sparkles on the ocean and glistens on the beautiful young bodies of the native men and women.

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