Organisation brings cinema to villages


THE local Manus communities have been given an opportunity to enjoy and experience cinema by Screens without Borders (SWB), an Australian non-profit organisation.
A series of open air film screenings were held in local communities which saw hundreds flocked to watch.
The screenings were held in Lugos, Rossun and Loniu where SWB showed Power Meri, a film that follows the first PNG national women’s rugby team’s journey to the 2017 World Cup.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir was screened at the East Lorengau accommodation centre last week while the moving soccer film GOAL would be screened next week.
SWB delivers professional cinematic experiences in partnership with non-government and community organisations showing both inspirational and important health and welfare movies.
It uses a specially designed travelling mobile cinema to screen family-friendly movies, arrange for them to be dubbed into the local language and screen them for remote communities.
SWB founder Michael Smith, who travelled to Manus, said the initiative was born out of his love of cinema and sharing with the community.