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Papua New Guinea

Australasian films shot in or set in PNG


To Have and To Hold (John Hillcoat, 1997) aka The Small Man; Rachel Griffiths, Tcheky Karyo, David Field; broadcast on Channel 9, 19 December 2001; PNG

Walk into Paradise (Lee Robinson & Giorgio Pagliero, 1956) aka Walk into Hell; produced by Southern Films International (Lee Robinson & Chips Rafferty); Chips Rafferty, Françoise Christophe, Reg Lye; filmed in both French and English in PNG; action adventure, exploring for oil in PNG; 93 min.


Black Harvest (Bob Connolly & Robin Anderson, 1992) documentary

Bridewealth for a Goddess (Chris Owen, 2000) record of a ritual that took years to prepare

First Contact (Robin Anderson & Bob Connolly, 1982) PNG

Ileksen (Dennis O'Rourke, 1978)

Joe Leahy's Neighbours (Bob Connolly & Robin Anderson, 1988)

Journey to the End of Night (Peter Tammer, 1982) dramatised documentary portrait of Bill Neave, survivor of the fall of Rabaul PNG, in 1942; 72 min.

Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery (Rob Bygott, 2010) v. Wikipedia article about the disease.

Papua New Guinea Joins The Silk World (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1979) wr. dp Giorgio Mangiamele; 16mm, colour, 22 min.; concerned with the development of the silk-producing industry in PNG

Sapos (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1982) wr. dp Giorgio Mangiamele; 35mm, colour, 54 min.; made for the International Year of the Disabled, as the government saw alcoholism as the most disabling condition in PNG; first film in Pidgin (Tok Pisin)

South Pacific Festival of Arts (Giorgio Mangiamele [co-dir.] 1980) co-ed. Giorgio Mangiamele; 16mm, colour, 65 min.; documents the festival held in Port Moresby and provinces of PNG

Garry Gillard | New: 30 November, 2012 | Now: 23 February, 2021