Saving the Pinang Culture

by Papuan Voices [Jayapura} August 16, 2012

Chewing 'pinang', or betel nut, is an integral part of the Papuan tradition. People eat pinang as a social tool. It is believed to be a good medicine for healthy teeth. However, people often spit out pinang anywhere, and signs the prohibit people from eating and spitting out pinang are being put everywhere now. This film though urges people to maintain the culture but by also spitting out pinang in the appropriate places.

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Duration 03:11
Producer Robert Yaroma, Martha Langowuyo, Didimus Kosi & Lidia Novita May
Director FX Making & edited by Bernard Koten
Year produced 2011