Reference : V-P-PG-E-00140
Date : 15/02/2016
Country/Region : PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Caption : Hela province, Kalolo village. The ICRC organizes interactive plays to promote humanitarian values.
Photographer : WAITES, James Daniel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : An ICRC employee relates: "The crowd was amazing that day – we had about 300 people from all over the area gathered to watch what we were doing. We gave them an update on progress with the health centre that we’d built and some guys we’d trained gave a first aid demonstration. Then the Tiria theatre group perform the interactive play. Davis, the troupe leader, is shy when you talk to him in person but as soon as he starts performing he turns into a different man. He’s very charismatic – you can’t take your eyes off him.
The Tiria theatre group is a drama troupe we’re using to perform an interactive play promoting some humanitarian messages in areas affected by tribal fights. These conflicts may be small but they can result in cycles of revenge killings and whole villages getting burned to the ground. The messages are similar to those we promote in conflicts all over the world, actually: Don’t destroy health posts. Don’t kill civilians. Don’t destroy public property."
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