Film archivist

National Film Institute archive deteriorating

The film collection in the archives is deteriorating.

Film archivist, Michelle Baru, said Brian Bell has responded by sending their technician to assist.

“The functions of the National Film Institute are clearly defined in Section 21 of the National Cultural Commission Act 1994. In practical daily terms, the NFI’s primary mission is in producing films and video documenting Papua New Guinea’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and to actively engage in fostering the growth of a Melanesian Film Culture and Industry,” Ms Baru explained.