|Lamakara village, Tanna Island [Vanuatu, 2013]|
village, in the
shadow of Yasur volcano on Tanna Island, is the centre of the John Frum
movement, a cargo cult-type religion influenced by the arrival of US
troops in World War II. Among other things the movement calls on its
followers to reject missionaries' teachings and the western pursuit of
money in favour of a return to traditional "kastom" ways. Chief Isaac, 73,
is the movement's leader and son of the village chief who received John Frum's prophecies.