By Ishmael Palipal
Llane Munau, the young Bougainvillean filmmaker, has challenged the young women of the region to make a difference to society at a viewing of the Pawa Meri documentary series at the Arawa Market shelter.
Munau, who is a journalism graduate from Divine Word University, is one six directors involved in the production of the documentary series which showcases six inspiring women and their leading roles in the bringing about change in their respective communities.
The film, Voice of Change, tells the story of Sister Lorraine Garasu, a catholic nun who played a leading role in the peacemaking process in Bougainville. Llane, grew up during the civil war, felt it was important to celebrate Sister Lorraine’s role and to document a very important chapter of Bougainville’s history.
“I wanted my film to capture history and the life of this amazing woman, Sister Lorraine,” said Ms Munau.
She said she wants Bougainvillean children, especially girls, to know what happened during the secessionist crisis so it is never repeated.
“If this great woman of PNG can make it this far, why can’t you make it too?” she continued, explaining how her life led her to directing the documentary film.
“If I can make it, you can make it.
“Stand tall, set your goals well and work towards it. Don’t look at things that are for now.”
She supported her words of encouragement with the viewing of the Pawa Meri documentaries, which was later commended by many viewers as very inspiring and interesting stories.