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Tinpis Run


Though an earlier film was made in Papua, New Guinea under Australian auspices (Australia governed the country until 1975), this is the first genuinely homegrown feature film to come out of that very new country. Thus, whatever its shortcomings, it is a landmark event. The story concerns the adventures of Papa, who owns a "private motor vehicle," PMV for short, which he uses as a taxi. These adventures take him all over the island country. In one notable series of events, he and a buddy travel around...more