Moka: Papua New Guinea’s Most Selfless Ceremony | Disappearing World | TRACKS

The leader of New Guinea’s five amassing an abundance of valuables, only to them away in a festive ceremony called the Moka. A key component to Kawelka culture, the Moka ceremony finds those seeking to gain influence attempting to do so not by acquiring valuable objects, but by them away. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned and the leader of the tribe is ultimately threatened with violence as a result of his outwardly selfless act of giving.

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