Yearly Archives: 2010

Mawa Langa Wins International Award

Mawa Langa wins an award at the Picture this … film festival 2011 in Calgary, Canada.Purple Field Productions is proud to announce that our HIV and AIDS awarenes drama, Mawa Langa made in association with Temwa and YONECO in Malawi, has won an award at the Picture this … film festival 2011 in Calgary, Canada.

The Festival is celebrating its 10th year and attracts entries from all over the world. Mawa Langa has won the award for the Best Drama over 30 minutes. The presentation will take place at the Gala Evenng on February 12th 2011.

Mawa Langa Launched in Malawi

Minister of Youth and other Officials in a group photo with the kids BandThe launch of the HIV awareness drama, Mawa Langa, made by PFP in conjunction with Temwa and YONECO, took place at the Pacific Hotel, Llongwe on Friday 19th November 2010 in the presence of the Hon. Dr Lucious Kanyumba, Minister for Youth Development and Sports.

The young hero and heroine, Innocent Green (Tobias) and Thandiwe Nkhoma (Effie), were also able to attend the Launch and meet the Minister from whom they both received rare, but well-earned, praise.

An article appearing in the national daily, “The Nation”, on Monday 22nd reports that in an interview after watching the film the Minister said it was touching that the two children starring in the film deliver real-life experience with passion. “What I like most,” Dr Kanyumba explained, “is the passion from the main characters. Also that it is in our local language, its style and approach is to generate discussion and most importantly its story is about children in present day Malawi. It is about our children.”

Premiere of "Encourage, and I Can" in Phnom Penh

The premiere of PFP’s latest film, “Encourage, and I Can”, a disability advocacy documentary made in conjunction with Epic Arts, took place in the German Cultural Centre, Phnom Penh on Thursday 15 July 2010.

Epic Arts Cambodia organised two screenings – one in the afternoon which included Kymer Sign Langauge, and another in the evening with English subtitles. On both occasions, Chakrya Meas, whose story provides the backbone of the film, gave a presentation and answered questions from the audience.

Free DVD copies of “Encourage, and I Can” were distributed to a significnat number of other NGOs who felt that they, too, would be able to use the film effectively in Cambodia for purposes of increasing understanding on issues relating to disability.

Premiere of “Encourage, and I Can” in Phnom Penh

The premiere of PFP’s latest film, “Encourage, and I Can”, a disability advocacy documentary made in conjunction with Epic Arts, took place in the German Cultural Centre, Phnom Penh on Thursday 15 July 2010.

Epic Arts Cambodia organised two screenings – one in the afternoon which included Kymer Sign Langauge, and another in the evening with English subtitles. On both occasions, Chakrya Meas, whose story provides the backbone of the film, gave a presentation and answered questions from the audience.

Free DVD copies of “Encourage, and I Can” were distributed to a significnat number of other NGOs who felt that they, too, would be able to use the film effectively in Cambodia for purposes of increasing understanding on issues relating to disability.

Reports from the PFP Annual General Meeting 2009/10

Purple Field Productions held it’s third Annual General Meeting in the presence of friends and supporters at Isle Barn, Winterhay Lane, Ilminster on Tuesday 8th June 2010.

For the full report from the Chair, please click here

For the Annual Report, including accounts, please click here