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Becoming a Man: Becoming a Man in Melanesia (2004)
Becoming a Man in Melanesia follows the epic ordeals of two young men who live on separate islands. To achieve adult status in Melanesia, Junior from Kontu Island in Papua has to capture a shark armed only with a lasso and a propeller, whereas Wabak from Pentecost Island in Vanuatu has to jump from a wooden tower, his ankle bound with thick vines.
Although the two young men will never meet each other, they share a common, singular goal – to make the difficult passage into manhood.