Advertising missionaries [videorecording] / Aspire Films and Ellipse Programme present an Australian French coproduction with ABC Australia, France 3, RTSR in association with the Australian Film Finance Corporation and the Centre National de la Cinematographie ; directed by Chris Hilton and Gauthier Flauder.

Video/Projected medium
  • English
  • Tok Pisin
New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1996.
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
In Papua New Guinea, where over three quarters of the population cannot be reached by the regular advertising mediums of television, radio or print, "the market" must be developed by other means. Small theater groups travel the remote highlands performing soap operas devised around advertising messages for a variety of products. Advertising Missionaries follows the mission of one theater company to bring the consumer revolution to the people of the highlands.
Creation/​Production credits
Photography, Tony Wilson ; editor, Andrew Arestides.
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Language note
Some dialogue in Tok Pisin or Yaluba with English subtitles.
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