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Catalog # 122
Title Joe Leahy's Neighbors
Series The Highlands Trilogy
Filmmaker Bob Connelly and Robin Anderson
Year 1988
Subject Ancient Culture
Format VHS
Region South Pacific
Description Produced by PBS. 1998. Summary This film is the followup of First Contact. It traces the fortunes of Joe Leahy, the mixed-race son of Australian explorer Michael Leahy, in his uneasy relationship with his tribal neighbors. Joe built his coffee plantation on land bought from the Ganiga in the mid 1970s. European educated, raised in the highlands of Papua, freed by his mixed race from the entanglements of tribal obligation, Joe leads a Western lifestyle governed by individualism and the pursuit of affluence. Descript 1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series The Highlands Trilogy Cast by Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson Subject: Papua New Guinea Follow-up to First Contact Source;