THE DVD OF TIKI - Vol. I - Paradise Lost - The rise and fall of backyard polynesia

Armchair traveling to the most exotic chapter of American pop culture!
Come fly with us and relive the rise and fall of polynesian pop.

Be there. See the places and the people. Hear the stories from eye witnesses and real tiki aficionados like Martin Denny, Leroy Schmaltz & Bob van Oosting, Eric Askew, the Bali Hai Boys, Sven Kirsten, Otto von Stroheim, Shag, Beachbum Berry and many more.

The DVD OF TIKI, Vol. I “Paradise Lost” explores the origins of the myth of the Souths Seas paradise and follows a nation on their transition from the puritan 1950s to the sexual revolution of the 70s.

The Sixties, the heyday of Tiki offered wild island lifestyle with exotic sounds and intoxicating concoctions without endangering the given moral and social rules at that time.

About the DVD:
Length: 95min. Format: DVD, SD NTSC color, stereo, English

Note: The Tiki Revival that started in the 1980s will be explored in a second Volume. We have no release date yet.

The project started in 2004 with a trip to the islands of the South Pacific. Equipped with a backpack and a video camera we began exploring the real South Seas paradise from Fiji to Cook Islands and Tahiti. Then we followed the trail to the pop culture interpretation of Polynesia in Hawaii, California, Florida and Europe.

Our Guerilla film team captured over 200 hours of footage, traveled thousands of miles to interview almost everybody in the world of Tiki.

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