Michael Leahy’s photographs and footage show the highlanders surrounding and looking at a gramophone (with a 1930s recording of ‘Looking on the Bright Side of Life’ playing on the soundtrack).
Young office worker Jeni (Jeni Thornley) is having a conversation with her mother in the kitchen while they wash the dishes together. Summary by Pat Fiske.
A man and a woman in a car are having a conversation. Jeni (Jeni Thornley), the young office worker, is troubled by what one of her co-workers has discussed with her that day.
A Film for Discussion opens with a montage of still images and live action footage of women working, followed by ad images and clips from old movies, and women yelling and screaming at
At a big gathering, people are stunned and grieving. Madang, one of Joe’s main adversaries regarding the plantations, has been killed.
In a wide shot, many highlanders are chanting and running through the grass with spears. Joe sits at home looking distraught. The Ganiga return to the village and attend to a wounded man.
At a meeting of the Ganiga tribe, Joe and his ally, tribal elder Popina Mai, speak about the plan for Ganiga to work on the plantation.
At a community meeting, a young man debates with Joe Leahy about the profit split of their Kaugum coffee plantation. Leahy explains how he is the one taking the risk with the bank loan.
At a village meeting, two highlanders are bartering a 'bride-price’. On offer are pigs rather than money.
At a village gathering, the father of a wounded Ganiga man, shot by a Gaimelka man, has a stand-off with a Lutheran pastor who had been trying to calm things down.