Greensboro News and Record – Local filmmakers win Telly Award for documentary
By: Tina Firesheets, Staff Writer – Greensboro News and Record
Originally Published: May 2, 2012.
GREENSBORO – A locally produced documentary about healing therapies and medical treatments in Papua New Guinea recently earned international recognition.
The documentary, “Papua New Guinea: People of the Mummies,” was a bronze medal winner in the 33rd annual Telly Awards. The film follows Thomasville native Amy Greeson’s journey to Menyama, Papua New Guinea. Greeson, a pharmacist and founder of Healing Seekers, travels the globe to learn about native healing practices. She hopes that films of her travels can be used as educational materials, as well as to bring awareness to indigenous cultures. Through Healing Seekers, Greeson also promotes preservation of the environment. While traveling, Greeson sometimes works with Natural Discoveirs to provide specimens for medical research in the U.S.
The film of her 2010 expedition to Papua New Guinea was produced by McWhorter Concepts, Inc., a Greensboro-based production company. It documents an intense hike through tropical rainforest that ascends the mountain to where the Aseki Smoked Bodies, or mummies, are kept.