Short film

The Bilum Story

The Australian High Commission will virtually launch on 24 February the short film ‘The Bilum Story’ to celebrate the remarkable PNG women social entrepreneurs who 10 years ago began to shine a spotlight on bilum as a national treasure, and driving inclusive economic growth for women weavers.

Blackbirding's dark secrets revealed

The short film "Blackbird" has been helping to raise awareness about Australia's blackbirding history which saw mainly Melanesians kidnapped and sent to work on plantations in the 1800s.

The film was the culmination of a long personal journey for Australian Solomon Island filmmaker, Amie Batalibasi, who wanted to find out more about the experiences of South Sea Islanders in Australia who were blackbirded.