Over the last ten years, SCP Director, Bradley Rae, has worked on a freelance basis in Port Moresby, PNG. Teaming up with Media Haus Productions, he's responsibilities in the field included photography as well as all facets of documentary film making; including filming, editing, script writing, sound composition and voice over.
(i) World Bank conference that celebrated the introduction and overwhelming success of its new social/ employment program, called Business Edge, into PNG.
Overview of project: In the past few years Port Moresby has experienced a population explosion; being a consequence of urban drift and the large number of people inundating the city in search of a new life. What has resulted is the overcrowding of existing settlements, and the creation of new ones, many of which are without water or electricity.
Unemployment, violence and crime are a serious problem throughout these settlements that are widespread in the capital and other major cities, including Madang and Lae ( See photographic assignment with Medicins Sans Frontieres in Lae).
The purpose of the World Bank initiative is to work and create with local businesses training programs that will help provide new opportunities for the many in need.
Filming and photo shoots occurred at several locations around the capital, including the World Bank head office, class room environments and various street scenes in downtown Moresby. World Bank and Corporate Executives were interviewed at the graduation ceremony, as well were participants in the program.
Overview of project: The Laikim Laip program is a mobile bus unit that provides educational material and classes for children and young adults in the villages and settlements around Port Moresby. Due to a lack of money and resources, and an national schooling system that is stretched beyond its limit, this program is the only opportunity for many to learn basic numeracy, literacy, nutrition and health care.
Filming took place at two settlements, where outdoor classes were conducted. NGO and Chamber of Commerce personnel were interviewed, as well as participants from the settlements. Asia Pacific Bank funds the program.
ADDITIONAL IMAGES FROM THE FIELD
Photographs below were taken when we were dropped off at the top of Mt Karak to document the progress of the telecommunication towers being built throughout the Western Province and Highlands; and the overall impact the new networks will have on remote communities and villages that are only accessible by helicopter.
|Approaching top of MT Karak. Chopper blade top left.|
Navigating through clouds over remote jungles,
hugging escarpments filming/ photographing with the
doors wide open is how its done, Media Haus style!
|Nearing the top. This is the camp site for workers building the tower.|
| In action after drop off. Chopper was returning to base for cargo.|
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