Lon Marum : people of the volcano
Filip Talevu-Soraya Hosni
FURTHERARTS VANUATU and Agence Française pour le Développement
In Vanuatu, Lon Marum or ‘The Mountain which Smokes’ is the story of a volcano told by the people who live on its slopes. But it is also the confrontation of two worlds, one of tradition, of ancestral knowledge, myths and beliefs and one of western scientists convinced of their use in scrutinizing the volcanic system but oblivious to tradition. A culture clash...
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