Samoa consists of two major islands. Western Samoa is inhabited by a very proud race of people who don’t particularly like Westerners so tourism is not really encouraged. Catherine and John try to understand Fa Samoa, the source of intense pride in their culture. They visit Robert Louis Stevenson’s house. They witness the Samoan art of tattooing, covering most of body. Charlie is of chiefly caste. He introduces us to Samoan culture and finds the most beautiful seascapes – the sort of sights that shape our image of the South Pacific.
Director: Ben Sharpsteen.
Writer: Trudy Knapp.
Stars: Winston Hibler (narrator).
1957 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Two-Reel.
Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this film.