Comment about Lido girls in Dance with the Papuans documentary
In its December 2012 issue dedicated to travelers hero comics, French magazine Grands Reportages publish an article of 14 pages on the footsteps of Corto Maltese in Papua New Guinea. With his inimitable drawing style, Hugo Pratt gave birth to his cult character Corto Maltese in Papua New Guinea in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. This first adventure, The Ballad of the Salt Sea, is now considered a founding work of modern comics.
The magazine also devotes a report Tintin Peru, Blake and Mortimer Greece, Blueberry Arizona and Jonathan Himalayas. A special issue to discover in all good newsagents from 1st December 2010.
From April 15 to September 30, 2012, the Museum of Rouen organizes the exhibition “Land of feather men” who gather my last photographs of the art of adornment in Papua New Guinea. On the occasion of this exhibition, Mundiya Kepanga (the famous Papuan hero of the documentary The Reverse Exploration) is present in Europe to be officially donated to the museum a complete set of ornaments worn by men of the tribe of Huli. During this trip, Mundeya Kepanga attend numerous meetings and present the film The Reverse Exploration which recounts his adventures and those of her cousin Polobi across France. Full program and information 02 35 71 41 50.
Now available : “Papua New Guinea” (21 cm x 16 cm – 64 pages) published by Riverboom publishing ! Stewed snake men crocodile skin and quirky birds … With its earthy image series, this book presents in almost 300 photos, modern and comical portrait of the Papua New Guinea. A stunning visual journey to better understand and explore the identity of the most fascinating countries in Oceania. A beautiful little book that can only be ordered directly online in the shop section.
In its 2010 December issue, french magazine Grands Reportages publish a story of 14 pages on the famous Abelams tribe of Papua New Guinea. Facing a huge change since the beginning of 21st century, this community has elevated yam cultivation to a sacred art. A ritual which is the cornerstone of a spiritual and artistic among the most fascinating Oceania exchange culture. To discover in all (good) newsstands!
In its issue of March 2010, the magazine publishes Great News file 40 pages I realized on Papua. An invitation to discover Port Moresby, the capital, Valley Simbai and houses spirits Sepik River. Gift, the numbers are sold on newsstands with a DVD containing the documentary ‘The exploration inverted’ traces the journey of two friends France Papuans Mundeya and Polobi.
Mundiya Kepanga during a conference
Mundiya will be on a conference tour from 4th june to 7th september. Check the seats here.
Invited by our reporter, Marc Dozier, two Papuans – Polobi Palia et Mundeya Kepanga – travelled through France during four months. In a way similar to French writer Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, they have an inquisitive, full of wisdom and humour glimpse into our world and its contradictions. A great expedition related in a documentary scheduled for broadcasting in January on the Canal+ channel.
French magazine VSD is publishing an article about the amazing trip of two Papuan born, Polobi Palia and Mundeya Kepanga, have come in order to observe a bizarre tribe: the French. VSD N°1583 – 7 pages – Text and pictures: Marc Dozier
Mundiya Kepanga in Le long-long voyage
The French magazine Grands Reportages, devotes a special issue to the most beautiful ‘Forgotten lands’ published in the magazine for the last five years. A good opportunity to read (or read again) my report on New-Ireland (in Papua New-Guinea) with previously unpublished pictures. Available in all -good- newsstands !
The famous French newspaper ‘Le Monde’ publishes today a report on Polobi and Mundeya’s adventures. The French journalist, Annick Cojean, relates with much accuracy their impression after their second long trip in France. Despite being annoyed by the impossibility to take back home all the presents they were offered, the travellers -as sulky as they felt- agreed to give their point of view on the weird French tribe.
A great exhibit at the Museum de la Poste in Paris relates the surprising journey of our three friends Polobi, Mundeya and Philip KC in France. A funny travel book displaying their rather mad and initiatory voyage (‘Longlong’ in Papuan)
Musée de la Poste – 34, boulevard de Vaugirard – 75015 Paris – Contact : 01 42 79 24 24 – www.museedelapposte.fr Saturday the 14th of January at 3pm: Conference with Marc Dozier in the auditorium of the Musée de La Poste (free entry).
Major French weekly magazine Le Figaro publishes today a report on Polobi, Mundeya and Philip KC’s journey in France. The magazine devotes five pages to the three explorers’ adventures. A caustic tale of a an incomparable and unique initiatory voyage during their discovery of France. For sale in your local newsstand during one week.