There will be a special screening of John Frum He Will Come on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:30 PM to benefit the Vanuatu Cyclone Relief Effort. Screening will be held in Beverly Hills at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3
Contributions are also being accepted for the Vanuatu Cyclone Relief Effort.
A $25 donation comes with A link to the feature length film, “John Frum, He Will Come,” will be emailed once the movie is completed and prior to its release.
A $75 donation includes A DVD of the feature length documentary, “John Frum, He Will Come,” will be mailed to you upon completion.
Donations in any amount are welcome and very appreciated.
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I have spent 8 years working on documentary film on the John Frum Movement on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu and have become close friends with many of the people.
THE JOHN FRUM MOVEMENT
The people of the tribe have attracted great interest from anthropologists, journalists, and tourists and have been referred to as being a “cargo cult.” What this means, in practice, is that they have successfully managed to defend many of their traditions and customs despite efforts of colonialists to force them to submit to missionaries. The practices involve weekly singing on Friday nights, drinking kava, and ceremonial dance. They also show their appreciation for the United States for protecting Vanuatu (then the New Hebrides) during World War II and for their efforts at helping protect their native customs. The people raise the American flag everyday and host a big celebration every February 15th – the anniversary of the day America helped free leaders of the John Frum Movement.
The destruction from Cyclone Pam – a category 5 cyclone has been devastating to the islands of Vanuatu.
The John Frum village desperately needs food, tents, and relief aid. All funds received go directly to the John Frum village on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu to help the people.
Assistance for Vanuatu has been coming in from the US, Australia, France, Germany, and other countries, but Sawia, a John Frum village representative, has stated that much more is needed. Reporting from the disaster committee at Isangel Provincial headquarters, which receives and monitors the disaster relief items, Sawia announced that there are only enough resources for 15 days and more assistance is needed.
Contributions in any amount are appreciated.