Bloody Shame on me! While I’ve been harping on about my Tropfest Short Film, I completely forgot to tell everyone about a more prominent and award winning film that a good friend of mine did way back in 2002. She’s currently in India now for about a month for a Commonwealth Study Conference, she’s quite a brain box that one!
So anyway the film is called Tanim and it was an hour long documentary which looked at the struggle between traditional values and modern elections in Enga. It has a string of showings and achievements, see below:
- Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism for feature on SBS Television.
- Still images published four times in TIME Magazine.
- Front page colour shot on Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age.
- Photo feature in ‘The Moment’, Good Weekend Magazine.
- Illustrated stories in New Zealand newspaper and Swedish magazine.
- 6000 people from more than 40 countries visited this site.
- Interviews on both Swedish and Australian radio stations.
- Photographic exhibition in Sweden.
- Sale and broadcast of TANIM documentary to SBS Television in Australia.
- Non-theatrical rights sold to Films for the Sciences and Humanities in the US
- Sale in NZ territory to Maori Television
- Sale to Variety Media in Africa
Not bad at all for someone who was only 22 at the time. She’s probabaly gonna kill me for putting up this post while she’s away in India, but I think more PNG’eans need to know what she did with her friends in this film. Especially considering the awards that it has gathered even as late as 2005. Visit the website to find out more.
And yes this girl is 100% Enga, you go gurrl!