7:30 PM, 24th September, 2019
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND AND THE HIGH COMMISSION OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Far from their own country, a determined band of Polish missionaries have given up their comfortable lives to heed their call in remote Papua New Guinea. There, they go beyond preaching gospel or handing out bibles – perhaps beyond even religion itself – to work with the Papuans towards a better life. Over a number of years, the missionaries build roads, hospitals and schools, while also struggling with the effects of poverty, disease and a lack of formal education in the young state.
This Polish-Australian documentary delivers an uplifting example of how faith-based aid workers from wealthy nations can help those in poorer countries.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Simon Target, as well as Father Jan Czuba, Poland’s Honorary Counsul in Papua New Guinea.