By KATE GUNN of
In a positive development for the University of Goroka (UOG), the Yumi Piksa pilot workshop conducted earlier this year at UOG, in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), will be aired this weekend on CNN International on Saturday 17th October and Sunday 18th October 2009.
As part of the its third episode, the programme entitled: Scene by Scene – Films of Asia Pacific, Yumi Piksa will be shown on CNN International as a prelude to the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Scene by Scene takes us into the classroom as Australian filmmaker Verena Thomas teaches filmmaking to students of the
We see some of the fruits of their labour including a film that archives the important work of a man making clay flutes used by the women to call their men.
In July/August of this year, to help students learn the skills of filmmaking and production whilst working amongst their local communities, three short films were compiled and produced by students of UOG with facilitator Ms Verena Thomas, a PhD candidate from
The result of the workshop was the Yumi Piksa documentaries, which focus on telling stories from local communities and are currently gaining a lot of international interest from the media.
Vice Chancellor of the
Be sure to watch Yumi Piksa on CNN on Saturday 17th October at 11.30pm and Sunday 18th October at 5.30am and 6.30pm (
For further information please contact:
Ms Kate Gunn
Public Relations & Marketing Officer
Ph: (675) 7311 877
Fax: (675) 732 1914
Ms Verena Thomas
Centre for Health Communication
Ph: +61 2 9514 3847