UN documentary to premiere on local TV station

A unique and powerful documentary produced in PNG by EMTV and funded by the United Nations Development Programs will premiere this weekend.

“Driving the Change” is an inspiring story which focuses on the struggle and success of the remote highlands community of Domil in Jiwaka Province as it transforms itself and strives to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals.  

The 17 DG, which are adopted by PNG and 192 other UN Member states in 2015, are a universal call to action to end poverty protect the planet and ensure that all peole enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

The 30-minute documentary was filmed over five days in Jiwaka Province and highlights success achieved under the Community Led Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Project.

 ‘Driving the Change’ is a media partnership between UNDP and EMTV which harness the power of television to promote SDGs in PNG.

EMTV documentary maker Marco Venditti said:

“Images speak louder than words just about anywhere in the world, but even more so in the highlands of PNG where breathtaking beauty of the landscape and the authenticity of people are the perfect backdrop for any filmmaker.”

The documentary will be aired on EMTV at 7:30pm on February 17 and 18 and 8pm on February 19. 2017.

UNDP is also offering Government, civil society, the business community, churches and other partners the opportunity to host screenings of the documentary in their workplaces.