This 1983 color film by Henri Hiro recreates the traditional ceremony of establishment of a young Polynesian king on the beautiful sacred marae Arahurahu de Paea. More than 200 native actors, dancers, musicians and observers took part in this authentically detailed ceremony. The elaborately costumed and tattooed dancers perform numbers choreographed by Coco Hotahota. The songs were interpreted by the group Tereia de Penina. (62 minutes)
Bonus: the poem "To 'u fare au" read by Henri Hiro in French.
(*This Tahitian import DVD is in PAL format, but will play on most U.S. DVD players purchased recently with multi-region capabilities and most computers with DVD players. Please note, per copyright law, once opened this item is not returnable.)