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Mark Eby

Mark Eby
Documentary filmmaker, Lecturer
Column : Cinema/tv, Photo, Media

Mark Eby has been working as an independent filmmaker for over 15 years.

He works as a lecturer, researcher and filmmaker at the CSCM at UOG.He has a Master of Arts degree from UCLA and is a PhD candidate at RMIT University. He has been a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow with the UCLA National Dance/Media Project, and has received a grant from the National Initiative to Preserve America's Dance (NIPAD). His films and photographs have been featured in exhibitions at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands, and numerous film festivals.

Most recently, he has taught literature, media production, and communication and social change at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Goroka. At the CSCM, Mark has worked with Papua New Guinean staff for training and capacity building purposes on a number of film projects with Komuniti Tok Piksa, Pawa Meri, the Kokoda Initiative, Population Services International (PSI), and Save the Children. Currently he is the lead researcher on two PACMAS Innovation Grants funded by ABC International Development and AusAID.

He is also part of the Mobilising Media for Sustainable outcomes in the Pacific Region ARC Linkage project at RMIT. The working title of his PhD project is 'Love and Violence: A case study of film production and distribution in Papua New Guinea.'  It will establish a collaborative process through action research with indigenous communities and aspiring PNG filmmakers that might serve as a model for sustainable film production in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region. Mark grew up in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea and throughout his life has lived and worked alternately in the U.S. or in Papua New Guinea.

Source: http://cscm-uog.org

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