Note by Kristian Lasslett
A good news story (spread the word)! Tonight (SAT 3 Nov) Paga Hill Arts Resistance will be performing at the Moresby Arts Theatre (for details see https://www.facebook.com/thepharproject).
As many will know Paga Hill came under the spotlight, when police demolished much of lower Paga, at the request of the Paga Hill Development Company, an organisation which is largely run from Australia by Gudmundur Fridriksson and George Hallit. It was a profound attack on the dignity and rights of the community. Tonight they will speak out, not with fists or guns, like those who sort their destruction, but with words, images, song and dance.
Some people have used the word Melanesian spring to describe the flowering of public discourse over the past two years. Tonight is a powerful articulation of this change. It is the voice of the unheard being heard; it is the critique of the silent majority.
I am sure it will be a spectacular evening, and a testament to the hard work that has been put in by all involved in the Paga Hill Art Resistance. Well done to the community, they are an inspiration.