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Papua Medeka! - Free Papua

Synopsis
Documents the destruction of the land and people in the Indonesian colony of West Papua / Irian Jaya, and their independence struggle . The native people of West Papua are being obliterated by a repressive Indonesian military campaign, large scale multi-national exploitation of natural resources and a massive Canadian sponsored transmigration programme, with estimates of 150,000 Papuans killed by the Indonesian regime. Includes interviews with refugees, resistance leaders and former Indonesian political prisoners. Within years the 50,000 year old Papuan culture is threatened with extermination. A twenty-five year old liberation movement, the Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM), has fought to preserve one of the last of the Earth’s giant rainforests from complete annihilation.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2003
Availability
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Notes
Available for free viewing/download online at: http://www.fpcn-global.org/films/index.php
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
Indonesia; Papua; political violence; rain forests

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Price
cost price
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
40 minutes
Year
2003

Production Company

Name

Pirate TV

Distributor

Name

Forum for Peoples close to Nature

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