SEPIK and MURIK LAKES (pronounced MOO - RICK) are on the northcoast of the Guinea at the estuary of the mighty Sepik River.
CU Somare speaking "This is the village where I was brought up ...... to be able to survive."
GV Children and women from village building landing stage for canoes with sand.
GV Boat on lake
GV Helicoptor coming in to land
GV Children swimming in the sea
GV Children sourf riding
GV Along river in motor powered canoe views of river banks.
MV Native in paddle canoe
GV Native looking for shellfish
GV native looking for shelling in mangroves breaking open shell
GV Fishing using shell lish as bait
CU Fish in the bottom of boat
Pig meat boiling in pot
GV Natives running with wooden poles
GV Children climbing trees and throwing down coconuts
GV Sago being cut and mixed with coconut.
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Background: SEPIK and MURIK LAKES (pronounced MOO - RICK) are on the northcoast of the Guinea at the estuary of the mighty Sepik River.
AERIALS of LAKES and COAST CANOE DOWN SEPIK RIVER.
Sepik is over 700 miles long, navigible for 500 miles.
Sail ??? but many ??? at the estuary are mangrove swamps in lakes which provide livelihood for people of Karau and other Murik Lake clean villages
Villages like Karau ??? KAR-ROW as ??? between sea 3 lake.
Fishing shellfish, crass mainly from mangroves , all of which can be loaded and indeed must the loaded for essential vegetables, sago, pattery and modern items like petrol and trade store merchandise.
Because of need for trade & boater such coastal villages are more interdependent less insulated and ??? perhaps more outward lashing than highlanders.
Life has also the charm and freedom of villages anywhere etc.
MANGROVES FISHING KIDS PLAYING CANOES WITH TRADE SEGMENT OF SOMARE INTERVIEW PREPARATIONS FOR CEREMONY.
But Karau also has the distinction of having the home village for chief minister (also MHA for East Sepik region & head of Pangu Party)