PNG Human Rights Film Festival

Human Rights Film Festival opens this evening

It will take place from Thursday, 17 October to Sunday, 20 October. With free admission, the Festival is open to the public and seeks to strengthen public discourse and engagement on critical issues impacting the country.

To celebrate the Festival’s 10th anniversary, the program will challenge the public to consider what they want human rights in PNG to look like in 10 years, and how that vision can be achieved.

Outstanding turn up at PNG’s film festival

The public flooded the Festival for the opening night film Power Meri, a documentary on the PNG Orchids journey to the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion with PNG NRL Team Leader and PNG Orchids 2017 Captain, Cathy Neap, as well as Karen Haive, Department of Community Development and Religion, Susan Ferguson, UNWomen Country Representative, and Stella Rumbam, World Vision PNG Operations Manager.

“Look, Know, Act” at the PNG Human Rights Film Festival this weekend!

To make the event accessible to all, admission is free, and free transportation to the festival will be supported by the Gini Goada Foundation, picking-up from Erima (Big Rooster), Tabari Place, Vision City, and by the gate of the University of PNG.

Through this year’s theme, “Look. Know. Act” (Luksave na kirapim wok), the Festival aims to challenge the public to take action to increase respect for human rights in the country, in an individual capacity as well as in association with other.