A private charity screening of the documentary Above and Beyond, celebrating the work of the Missionary Aviation Fellowship in PNG, will be held in Melbourne next month.
“We are flying into strips that are 12 percent slope,” MAF pilot, Geoff Calder, once said, “That’s good for ski slopes but not so good for airplanes.”
The film, by Nina Christesen and Robert Grigg, is set in Telefolmin, one of PNG’s most remote regions. The hour-long documentary follows the experiences of MAF pilots and their relationship with the communities they serve. The pilots face the challenges of geographic isolation, unpredictable weather and dodgy navigational facilities.
The documentary will be shown at Cinema Nova at 380 Lygon Street Carlton at 6.30 pm on Thursday 6 November. Tickets are available by donation and all costs in excess of cinema hire will be donated to the MAF.
Mike Jelliffe, the former MAF general manager in PNG, who features in the documentary, will answer questions after the screening.
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