The Marquesas Islands

The Islanders with Fraser Macnaught
S1:Ep343 mins2009
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With five distinct archipelagos, French Polynesia covers an area the size of Europe in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The Marquesas Islands are the farthest north, and no other group of islands is so far from a continent.

This dream hideaway has drawn many, including the artist Paul Gauguin and the singer Jacques Brel, both of whom are buried here.

Cannibalism was once a Marquesan practice and the islander’s traditional skin tattoos tell the story of the inhabitants as well as the history and legends of the archipelago.

Instructor/Host: Fraser Macnaught
Video Language: French & English
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