Video Thursday: From the Eyes of a 100-year-old Chief

A centenarian, chief of his indigenous village on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, speaks about culture, his life, dying, and changing times:

Contains traditional Vanuatu clothing—very revealing by Western standards.Via The Daily Dish


It’s great to see things like this video—or like our Vanishing Cultures books—that search out people in isolated areas and cultures and get their stories—while we still can. We hope this village can find a way to give its children opportunity and choice while retaining its traditional ways.

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