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PNG filmaking project hoping to tell the story of women leaders

PNG filmaking project hoping to tell the story of women leaders

Updated 25 April 2013, 16:27 AEST

A group of aspiring Papua New Guinea filmmakers are putting together a set of documentaries telling the stories of women leaders in their homeland.

Often women's issues in PNG are dominated by stories of violence at home and in society.

And while there is no intention to pretend that is not a problem, the filmmakers, with the assistance of an Australian academic, want to show the other side of life there.

It is called the Pawa Meri project, and it's funded by Ausaid, and run in cooperation between Victoria University in Australia, and the University of Goroka.

Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney has prepared this report.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Dr Ceridwen Spark from Victoria University in Melbourne, Sister Lorraine Garasu, Bougainville

Miriam Potopi, Manus Village Magistrate. Various women PNG women filmmakers

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