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MUNS: Papua New Guinea

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Big Damage: As Papua New Guinea's precious forests are destroyed the traditional forest dwellers find themselves in an unenviable position. They soon find themselves forced to rely on the very companies destroying their lives.

United Nations - In 2015, 193 states, including Papua New Guinea, adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, as well as to build prosperity and peace. These Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs serve as a platform to transform the world by 2030. The SDGs aim to improve the quality of each person’s life, because everyone matters.

This film tells the stories of three families in the Coastal, Highlands and Central regions of Papua New Guinea. It documents the challenges the families face in their daily lives, how they are overcoming these and their aspirations for the future.

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Papua New Guinea consists of the eastern half of the mountainous island of New Guinea, plus more than 50 populated islands, extending eastwards to the island of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands chain. Most islands are of volcanic origin, and active volcanic activity is common, alongside natural hazards ranging from frost and floods to droughts.

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