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Rebels of the Forgotten World

Synopsis
Reports from the jungle of West Papua, the western half of New Guinea known as Irian Jaya to Indonesians, about armed tribal opposition to Indonesia’s military occupation. Indonesia, with World Bank support, has been attempting to relocate peasants from Java and Bali to West Papua and other outer islands; this transmigration and assimilation threatens to annihilate the tribal peoples. For 25 years the guerrillas, under their leader Bernard Mawen, have fought for an independent nation.
Series
Savage Strikes Back, The: Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on C4 on 2/9/91.
Subjects
Anthropology; Politics & government
Keywords
indigenous peoples; Indonesia; land rights; West Papua

Credits

Director
Alan Hayling; Claudio von Planta
Contributor
Luke Holland

Production Company

Name

Nexus Features Ltd

Distributor

Name

Survival International

Phone
020 7242 1441
Fax
020 7242 1771
Address
London
WC1N 3QL
Notes
Contact: Libarty Bollen, e-mail: lb@survival-international.org (4/00)

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