About this Event
Friday, May 27 | 7 p.m. | Virtual
(Cultural Exploration /Educational Engagement)
An indigenous community worships American materialism on the tiny Pacific island Tanna. When the American military arrived during World War II, the islanders were amazed by America’s fantastic cargo—planes, trucks, refrigerators, canned food. They thought such goods could only come from the Gods. Led by the mysterious prophet John, a religion was born, the John Frum Movement, also known as a Cargo Cult. “Waiting for John” explores this extraordinary religion from the perspective of the last village of believers, the depth of the John Frum Movement and their struggles to preserve their way of life.