Monthly Archives: April 2009

“Banthu Ngati Ise” shown on Malawi Television

Tonderai Manoto on leftThe PFP and Temwa film, “Banthu Ngati Ise” (People Like Us) is reaching out to more and more people and has now been shown nationwide on Malawi television.

The film, which is an HIV and AIDS awareness documentary, was screened by MTV as part of their breakfast show “Good Morning Malawi” on 9th April. There then followed an interview with Temwa Programme Manager in Malawi, Tonderai Manoto, in which was discussed, not only “Banthu Ngati Ise”, but also the upcoming the HIV/AIDS drama film for children due to be shot by PFP in Malawi this summer. Tonderai has since received numerous calls regarding both films.

For more information on Banthu Ngati Ise please click here

"Steps, No! Ramps, Yes!" selected for Festival in Athens

The latest PFP film, “Steps, No! Ramps, Yes!” has been selected for the Emotion Pictures International Documentary Festival on Disability.

The Festival, composed of documentary films focusing exclusively on issues of disability, will be held at the Benaki Museum for Contemporary Art and Design in Athens and will run from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2009. It is organized by the Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information, in collaboration with the Greek Film Centre.

“Steps, No! Ramps, Yes!” was made in association with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Bangladesh, and the camera and sound operators were all members of the Wheelchair Users’ Film Group based at CRP.

For more information on Steps, No! Ramps, Yes! please click here

“Steps, No! Ramps, Yes!” selected for Festival in Athens

The latest PFP film, “Steps, No! Ramps, Yes!” has been selected for the Emotion Pictures International Documentary Festival on Disability.

The Festival, composed of documentary films focusing exclusively on issues of disability, will be held at the Benaki Museum for Contemporary Art and Design in Athens and will run from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2009. It is organized by the Secretariat General of Communication – Secretariat General of Information, in collaboration with the Greek Film Centre.

“Steps, No! Ramps, Yes!” was made in association with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Bangladesh, and the camera and sound operators were all members of the Wheelchair Users’ Film Group based at CRP.

For more information on Steps, No! Ramps, Yes! please click here

Rural Distribution of Banthu Ngati Ise – The Pictures

Florence is on screenMore and more people in Malawi are now watching the Purple Field Productions/Temwa HIV/AIDS awareness documentary – Banthu Ngati Ise (People Like Us). The film has recently been selected for screening on Malawi television and continues to be shown regularly at free shows in the rural areas. In January and February of this year alone, over 1000 people saw it at such screenings.

Viewing Banthu Ngati Ise (People Like Us)