Sing Sings - Keepers of the culture

Papua New Guinea, home to over 800 distinct languages and cultures, is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Tourism is playing an increasingly important role in preserving the country's rich indigenous heritage.

By providing an economic source of income for indigenous communities and raising awareness of their unique cultures, tourism can help promote understanding, appreciation, and preservation of indigenous traditions. This documentary will explore the positive impact that tourism is having on preserving the indigenous cultures of Papua New Guinea, while acknowledging the potential for negative impacts and emphasizing the importance of sustainable ethnic tourism practices.

  • Mateo Arango Guerrero
    Ode To Exploration
  • Mateo Arango Guerrero
  • Andrea Restrepo
  • Christian Byfield
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    environmental, indigenous, tourism
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Papua New Guinea
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Mateo Arango Guerrero

Mateo is a creative storyteller, spending the last 8 years
crafting a passion for telling stories with a purpose. He has end-to-end project experience, shooting and editing long and short-format videos. His experience includes documentaries, short films, commercials and more. Mateo will always look for that different angle to tell a story in a more compelling way, evoking a connection with the intended viewer.

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