Water Pumps, ancient and modern

Water Pumps, ancient and modern

  • Directed by Martin Maden
  • Papua New Guinea, 1984
  • Workshops in Papua New Guinea - Lae
  • Culture & Tradition, Nature & Environment
  • Shooting place : Lae
  • Duration : 17 min


A new water pump has been proposed by a local firm. The film traces the parallel portraits of a technician-demonstrator of the new pump and that of a villager who owns two old models of water pump. Attached to his machines, he isn’t convinced that they need modernizing.

  • Direction : Martin Maden
  • Image : Martin Maden

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