Film Screening at MACFEST!

Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera is proud to announce the screening of this documentary film at MACFEST!  The first two weeks of July will be of celebration and honor for the countries that make up one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of the world!

Andrew Nihopara, Chair of MACFEST

“Helo olgeta frens and wantoks from Melanesia and the rest of the World. It is an honour, as Chair of the Melanesian Arts Festival National Organising Committee  Andrew Nihopara, Chair of MACFEST.

(MACFNOC) for the 6th Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival (MACFEST) to warmly welcome you to our shores for a unique experience in sharing and discovering of our diverse Melanesian cultures. Solomon Islands is very proud and profoundly honoured to be hosting this prestigious event from the 1st to 10th July 2018, and we hope that you will be part of this exciting event. The theme of the 6th MACFEST “Past Recollections; Future Connections”, reinforces the significance of this festival as a time to reminisce on our history and cultures, whilst at the same time connecting ourselves as one people in diversity for a brighter connected future.”                               Andrew Nihopara

Attending this festival is our own Jeffry Feeger, who appears in the film and continues to be an advocate for contemporary art in Melanesia.  

“As I said in the film,  a culture, especially contemporary culture, is always fleeting. It’s always running away from you, escaping you.  At MACFEST, we will spend the time to reflect on our traditions through art and through music. From this, we will move forward to inspire creativity in a globally changing world.”  

“Budding Musicians” by Jeffry Feeger, 2013
“Smoke Spello” by Caroline Mytinger, circa 1929

I’m sad that I will not be able to attend this incredible event. The countries that make up Melanesia are Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. They will be represented in dance, song and art. I just can’t imagine how wonderful the experience will be for all the attendees. Check out the Schedule of Events HERE. So many activities, so much fun and so many diverse people!

In the meantime, remember the film is now available through Documentary Educational Resources (DER) by DVD or Streaming services!  

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