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Punks for West Papua : The documentary

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Cover: photographs, coloured black, white, red and blue.
46 minutes
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Historical information
Jody Bartolo and his band 'Diggers with Attitude' founded Punks for West Papua with the aim to raise money and awareness for the Free West Papua cause.
West Papua was overtaken in 1969 by a rigged vote by Indonesia. The Indonesian military has killed hundreds of thousands of West Papuans since then. There has been a ban on journalists and foreign aid to enter West Papua which means that the killings of hundreds of thousands of West Papuans by Indonesian military have been kept secret. The West Papuan plight has thus not received due attention over a significant number of years.

Teaser clip available at:
When Made
Circa 2016
Made By
Hired Gun TV / Yatte YATTAH Film (Maker), Brennan, Antony (Ash) (Maker), Bonkowski, Basia (Maker), Diggers with Attitude (Maker)
Relevant to the history of West Papua and the Indonesian military presence and violence. Use of music to draw attention to the issues faced by West Papua.
Inscriptions & Markings
Front cover: title and film maker's name; awards won; West Papuan flag.

Back cover: short description of content; quote from Benny Wenda, Leader of the Free West Papua Campaign, United Liberation Movement for West Papua.
Last updated
7 Jun 2017 at 4:23PM