The USS Rushmore, a United States amphibious dock landing ship, disembarked maritime law enforcement personnel last week and provided tours of the ship for invited Port Vila guests. The commanding officer said personnel are assisting regional maritime security enhancement “and keeping the sea lanes open for the benefit of all.”
The annual conference of Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) has rejected any Read the rest of this entry »
Something we don’t see too often… a feature film set in Melanesia, with Melanesian actors (plus Hugh Laurie).
A new film based the novel Mister Pip by New Zealand writer Lloyd Jones has just been released. The film is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl from Bougainville, Matilda, set during Bougainville’s brutal civil war in the 1990s.
Jones’s novel won the 2007 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, so it will be interesting to see how this film translates the book onto screen. Perhaps the NZ High Commision could oblige by organising some screenings here in Vanuatu?