Papua New Guinea
The film highlights the resilience of women in and around Goroka in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea during the 28 day national Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, providing food for their families and as table mamas selling produce in the streets. The film features Ms. Eriko Fufurefa, president and the founder of KUSWA (Kafe Urban Settlers Women’s Association), a Goroka based NGO which addresses Gender Based Violence. She reflects on the pandemic’s impact on marginalized women and the government role in addressing emergencies for urban settlers and people in rural communities.
Pikacha McLeen & Eggert Gunnarsson
gives a voice to the communities through the use of media and developing local research and development approaches.www.unigoroka.ac.pg
The film explores local women’s responses to the restrictions imposed in Arawa during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic & how women emerged as leaders during this time.
Producer/Director: Llane Munau
The film Hero-ine aims to make people think about attitudes towards gender through the story of male and female heroes in trouble. A key partner in the project, Family Support Centre, will use the film and small grant funding from the project to discuss attitudes towards gender with local authorities. Family Support Centre is a local non-governmental organisation that was established in 1995 to address the high incidence of domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse and rape in the Solomon Islands.
The aim of the film is to create awareness amongst the youth about the impact of domestic violence on women.
Filmmaker: Tala Simeti
This film examines the impact of COVID -19 in Samoa, in a country without a confirmed case. It shares the intimacy of the struggle for normalcy, the economic impact of a tourist industry left decimated and of organizations working in the communities to support vulnerable families.
Producer: Ramona Boodoosingh and team from National University of Samoa.
Leota Khosrow Siisiialafia – Filmmaker
Joshua Lafoai – Journalist
Misa Vicky Lepou – Research
In this film a well known proverbial expression reveals a cultural basis for gender equality and a respectful regard for women and girls.
Filmmaker: Steve Percival, Tiapapata Arts Centre
Wanem ia Fos is about consent in sexual relations. Patricia, the chief’s daughter, has to leave school and go back to the village. Her father fears life will be quiet for a girl who has lived in town, but all is not quiet in the village.
Produced by Wan Smol Bag Theatre, Vanuatu.
More info about Wan Smol Bag: https://www.wansmolbag.org