Bring Evelyn to Aotearoa to see her film about sorcery accusation related violence in Papua New Guinea

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Bring Evelyn To Aotearoa To See Her Film About Sorcery Accusation Related Violence In Papua New Guinea

Project 2024-03-16 17:56:26 +1300

Help us fly Evelyn from Papua New Guinea to Aotearoa to see her film about her life's work rescuing victims of sorcery accusation violence in a large event this July.

It is estimated that in Papua New Guinea, more than 200 people are killed as accused witches each year. One woman, Evelyn Kunda, risks her life to rescue and counsel those that survive these violent attacks with the only resource she has, compassion (marimari).

The feature film, Marimari – the Tok Pisin word for compassion – brings the shocking truth about sorcery accusation-related violence in Papua New Guinea to the world. The film follows Evelyn, a local human rights defender, as she rescues people who have fallen victim to sorcery accusation and gender-based violence. Evelyn does this work alone, while often in danger herself.

In 2022 you successfully helped us raise money to help Evelyn do her unpaid work rescuing those accused of witchcraft from torture and murder at great personal risk. While this allowed her to continue her work, we filmed our documentary MARIMARI, about how Evelyn's endless compassion for people drives her to do everything she can to fight the growing issue of SARV (sorcery accusation-related violence) in PNG, when at times this can feel like a hopeless task.

It's essential that we bring Evelyn to see her life's work on the big screen at the film festival, so she can see that people care, and she's not alone in wanting to help stop sorcery accusation related violence.

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Hello from the Impact Producers

13/04/2024 at 7:26 PM

Kia ora from the Impact Producers, here is our video about the PledgeMe.

Also, we have reached a whopping $1,840 today. Wow! Thank you to everyone so far for your support!!!

    Pledgers 42

    Anahera
    23/04/2024 at 4:22pm

    "congratulations to all involved, this is groundbreaking important story telling Mauri Ora"

    Kim
    22/04/2024 at 12:40pm
    Anonymous pledger
    21/04/2024 at 12:44pm
    Robyn Scott
    20/04/2024 at 8:51am
    Ian Harris
    20/04/2024 at 1:12am
    Nerys Foster
    19/04/2024 at 10:03pm

    "Good luck Paul and team!"

    Anonymous pledger
    18/04/2024 at 4:54pm

    "<3 Matt M"

    Anonymous pledger
    18/04/2024 at 12:41pm
    Anonymous pledger
    18/04/2024 at 12:12pm

    "<3 TFO"

    Anonymous pledger
    18/04/2024 at 11:27am

    "<3 Robbie"

    Alfio
    17/04/2024 at 2:47pm
    Mike M
    17/04/2024 at 2:13pm
    Matthew Trask
    17/04/2024 at 1:51pm
    Anonymous pledger
    17/04/2024 at 10:38am

    "<3 Sylvia"

    Catherine Manning
    16/04/2024 at 8:47pm
    Lisa Grant
    16/04/2024 at 4:28pm
    Carmen
    16/04/2024 at 3:37pm

    "It’s my privilege to participate in this project. God bless!"

    Guy West
    16/04/2024 at 11:37am
    Andrew Manning
    15/04/2024 at 9:25pm

    "I really hope you get to come back to NZ!"

    Wayne
    15/04/2024 at 5:19pm
    Ange
    15/04/2024 at 3:57pm
    James KR
    15/04/2024 at 3:00pm
    Anonymous pledger
    15/04/2024 at 2:51pm
    Ariel Yap
    15/04/2024 at 2:08pm
    Anonymous pledger
    15/04/2024 at 1:34pm
    Liz Cook
    13/04/2024 at 8:40pm

    "Tino pai impact team "

    Frankie Stewart
    13/04/2024 at 5:56pm
    Anonymous pledger
    13/04/2024 at 12:18pm
    Leanne
    13/04/2024 at 7:54am

    "Thank you Evelyn for sharing your story"

    Ana Caicedo Macia
    12/04/2024 at 9:01pm

    "Congratulations, Paul and crew! I can't wait to see the film, as I know how much time and effort has gone into making this project come to fruition. (hopefully, this special screening isn't the first week of September *fingers crossed*) "

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    Bring Evelyn To Aotearoa To See Her Film About Sorcery Accusation Related Violence In Papua New Guinea

    Project 2024-03-16 17:56:26 +1300

    Help us fly Evelyn from Papua New Guinea to Aotearoa to see her film about her life's work rescuing victims of sorcery accusation violence in a large event this July.

    It is estimated that in Papua New Guinea, more than 200 people are killed as accused witches each year. One woman, Evelyn Kunda, risks her life to rescue and counsel those that survive these violent attacks with the only resource she has, compassion (marimari).

    The feature film, Marimari – the Tok Pisin word for compassion – brings the shocking truth about sorcery accusation-related violence in Papua New Guinea to the world. The film follows Evelyn, a local human rights defender, as she rescues people who have fallen victim to sorcery accusation and gender-based violence. Evelyn does this work alone, while often in danger herself.

    In 2022 you successfully helped us raise money to help Evelyn do her unpaid work rescuing those accused of witchcraft from torture and murder at great personal risk. While this allowed her to continue her work, we filmed our documentary MARIMARI, about how Evelyn's endless compassion for people drives her to do everything she can to fight the growing issue of SARV (sorcery accusation-related violence) in PNG, when at times this can feel like a hopeless task.

    It's essential that we bring Evelyn to see her life's work on the big screen at the film festival, so she can see that people care, and she's not alone in wanting to help stop sorcery accusation related violence.

    Comments

    Hello from the Impact Producers

    13/04/2024 at 7:26 PM

    Kia ora from the Impact Producers, here is our video about the PledgeMe.

    Also, we have reached a whopping $1,840 today. Wow! Thank you to everyone so far for your support!!!

      Anahera
      23/04/2024 at 4:22pm

      "congratulations to all involved, this is groundbreaking important story telling Mauri Ora"

      Kim
      22/04/2024 at 12:40pm
      Anonymous pledger
      21/04/2024 at 12:44pm
      Robyn Scott
      20/04/2024 at 8:51am
      Ian Harris
      20/04/2024 at 1:12am
      Nerys Foster
      19/04/2024 at 10:03pm

      "Good luck Paul and team!"

      Anonymous pledger
      18/04/2024 at 4:54pm

      "<3 Matt M"

      Anonymous pledger
      18/04/2024 at 12:41pm
      Anonymous pledger
      18/04/2024 at 12:12pm

      "<3 TFO"

      Anonymous pledger
      18/04/2024 at 11:27am

      "<3 Robbie"

      Alfio
      17/04/2024 at 2:47pm
      Mike M
      17/04/2024 at 2:13pm
      Matthew Trask
      17/04/2024 at 1:51pm
      Anonymous pledger
      17/04/2024 at 10:38am

      "<3 Sylvia"

      Catherine Manning
      16/04/2024 at 8:47pm
      Lisa Grant
      16/04/2024 at 4:28pm
      Carmen
      16/04/2024 at 3:37pm

      "It’s my privilege to participate in this project. God bless!"

      Guy West
      16/04/2024 at 11:37am
      Andrew Manning
      15/04/2024 at 9:25pm

      "I really hope you get to come back to NZ!"

      Wayne
      15/04/2024 at 5:19pm
      Ange
      15/04/2024 at 3:57pm
      James KR
      15/04/2024 at 3:00pm
      Anonymous pledger
      15/04/2024 at 2:51pm
      Ariel Yap
      15/04/2024 at 2:08pm
      Anonymous pledger
      15/04/2024 at 1:34pm
      Liz Cook
      13/04/2024 at 8:40pm

      "Tino pai impact team "

      Frankie Stewart
      13/04/2024 at 5:56pm
      Anonymous pledger
      13/04/2024 at 12:18pm
      Leanne
      13/04/2024 at 7:54am

      "Thank you Evelyn for sharing your story"

      Ana Caicedo Macia
      12/04/2024 at 9:01pm

      "Congratulations, Paul and crew! I can't wait to see the film, as I know how much time and effort has gone into making this project come to fruition. (hopefully, this special screening isn't the first week of September *fingers crossed*) "

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