Aliko and Ambai 2017 Ages 18+

6.00PM Wed 23 Mar 2022 (1hr 42mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A gripping tale of two young women who cross paths – Aliko and Ambai – as they navigate the challenges of adolescence.  The titular leads are played by luminous first-time actors Moslyn Moses and Venda Kakaso. The film charts the challenges faced by young women in Papua New Guinea including tribal violence, forced marriage and gender inequality while deliberately offsetting this narrative with the warmth, resilience, and strength of the two young women. Aliko & Ambai is an incredible feat of collaborative filmmaking. Made at the University of Goroka, the production process was designed to train film crew and provide infrastructure for future filmmakers. The story was inspired by several scripts written by students and includes a mix of biographical and fictional elements. The resulting film is a triumph of authentic storytelling and a fascinating insight into daily life in Papua New Guinea. RH

Ages 18+ | Mild drug use, medium impact violence, themes of sexual assault

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 102 MINUTES, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, TOK PISIN/ENGLISH/BENA ARUFA (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: DIANE ANTON, MARK EBY / PRODUCERS: VERENA THOMAS, MARK EBY / SCRIPT: JENNO KANAGIO, DIANE ANTON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DILEN DOIKI, BUTLER OTIO / EDITOR: MARY JANE ST. VINCENT, MARK EBY / CAST: MOSLYN MOSES, VENDA KAKASO, PAUL BEBES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DIANE ANTON, MARK EBY