After World War II ended in the Pacific, anthropologists described up to several hundred semi-religious organizations that had sprung up in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu. Called “cargo cults,” these believers sought ways to continue delivery of wartime goods and supplies. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a Hawai‘i International Film Festival showing that focuses on what could be the last surviving cargo cult.
“Waiting for John” screens Thursday, November 19 at 3:45pm as part of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival.
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Find out more about “Waiting for John”, directed by Jessica Sherry.