Walk into Paradise DVD

The Committee of the PNGAA is proud to announce the release of the DVD Walk into Paradise, the classic 1950s feature film, directed by Lee Robinson and starring Chips Rafferty, Francoise Christophe, Pierre Cressoy and our own Fred Kaad, OBE.

This, in reality, is a collector’s edition of a unique film which showcases fabulous scenery and an authentic sing-sing with thousands of fantastically adorned tribesmen and women. We will most likely never see cinematography of Carl Kayser’s calibre and scope again.

Included as “Special Features” are –

  • “Behind the Scenes Location Footage” filmed by Rhonda Grogan who was WIP-largea member of the film crew;

  • a filmed interview with Fred Kaad, OBE, one of our Patrons and former District Commissioner, who was both the Administration Liaison Officer and a supporting actor in the film;

  • a photo gallery of wonderful black and white photos taken on location which capture the essence of life far from the studio lots of Hollywood and are full of humour, warmth, camaraderie and whimsy;

  • the original trailer – sensational and breathtaking, it is a timepiece in itself!

The attention to detail of the production and design has been paramount and it is hoped that the DVD will look both classic and timeless and will reflect the ethos of the colonial fifties when adventurers confronted one of the most dramatic and magnificent cultures on earth.

The Committee of the PNGAA has agreed that surplus funds generated from the sale of the DVD will be used to further the objects of PNGAA, specifically “to encourage the preservation of documents and historical material related to Papua New Guinea” (Rule 2 (c) of PNGAA’s Constitution). In this regard assistance will be primarily given to digitising the Fryer Library’s PNGAA Collection held at the University of Queensland.

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