10 Apr 2019

Film highlighting suppression of women makes an impact in PNG

From , 3:00 pm on 10 April 2019

A young Papua New Guinean film-maker says her recent feature highlighting repression of women in PNG is making an impact.

Aliko & Ambai is about two young women facing the challenges of growing up in PNG's Eastern Highlands province. 

They face stern challenges presented by tribal conflict, poverty, bullying, domestic violence, and forced marriage.

The film's co-director and writer, Diane Anton, says that the film challenges both men and women to confront and overcome the suppression.

She spoke to Johnny Blades.

PNG film-maker and writer Diane Anton.

PNG film-maker and writer Diane Anton. Photo: Supplied