HONIARA - Among the myriad of attractions at this year's Festival of Pacific Arts is a showcase of films made in the region.
Many of the films capture the different flavours of the Pacific, or record unique cultural practices.
Ruth Ketau is a filmmaker from Papua New Guinea. She has spent the last six years making her film about the male initiation culture in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, The last real man.
She says being a woman made the making of this film a challenge as there are many taboos around male initiation where she comes from.
"It is a taboo in my culture that women are not allowed to take part or see," she said.
"I am married, I have children, so they allowed me to go in to their culture."
"I told them too that this thing is dying out, so why don't you let me capture it for you and that is how I went in," said Ketau.