Eggs in the ash

© Des oeufs dans la cendre
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Column : History/society
Year of production : 2012
Format : Mid-length

Matupit, a village in Papua New Guinea, situated at the foot of the active volcano Tavurvur could be hell. But the 2,000 villagers refuse to leave, having found an unlikely source of revenue in the collection of scrubfowl eggs buried in the flanks of the volcano. Previously gardeners or fishermen, they are now volcano 'diggers'.

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