Cole and his crew, Luke Jacobs (Director of Photography), Thomas McMahon (Camera Assistant) and Nicholas Jon Davie (Sound Recordist) were in Port Moresby for a 10-day video shoot with the women and child rights organisation, Equal Playing Field.
The film crew were focused on understanding some of the drivers of gender-based violence in Port Moresby’s urban communities.
At the same time they worked alongside the organisation to capture their efforts in addressing violence against women in the prevention space working with adolescent boys and girls in its eight-week gender equality and healthy relationship program.
Cole and his team also captured stories of young people who make up the organisation’s “change-maker’s” movement (volunteers) to highlight some of their own personal stories of violence and abuse but also, their stories of empowerment and hope being part of the EPF journey.
EPF hopes that this film will reach a wider audience sharing the ground-breaking work the organisation has contributed to, and that many more will be inspired to join the fight against violence against women and children in PNG.
Equal Playing Field is a non-for-profit organisation that uses sports to engage adolescent boys and girls in open and frank discussions on gender equality and healthy relationships in Port Moresby, Autonomous Region of Bougainville and the Solomon Islands.