Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Film night: Struggle and Resistance in West Papua

West Papua Film Night

6pm Friday 8 April

For 54 years the people of West Papua have suffered at the hands of the Indonesian colonial army while huge profits are extracted from the resource-laden land.
The indigenous peoples of West Papua are murdered, raped, denied basic rights & otherwise intimidated. Large multi-national corporations destroy the land for profit without regard for indigenous land rights or environmental preservation.
Join us for two films, The Secret War in Asia and Rebels of the Forgotten World about the genocide currently taking place in West Papua. The films will then be followed by a Q&A with Wiwince Pigome.

THE SECRET WAR IN ASIA: The forgotten land of West Papua is under brutal Indonesian military occupation. Its tribal people are being slaughtered, and their unique environment destroyed. But the world is doing nothing to stop it. In 1963, in violation of international law, Indonesia occupied and colonised the West Papuan homeland in the western part of New Guinea. Since that tragic event the West Papuans are asking for a fair referendum about their independence. At least 100.000 indigenous people lost their lives in this secret war. (15 minute film)

REBELS OF THE FORGOTTEN WORLD offers the first ever insight into the West Papuan independence struggle against the Indonesian Army, which occupied the Western part of New Guinea in 1963. (50 minute film)

6pm for a 6:30pm start. Entry recommended $5 donation.
Dinner will be available for a donation from 6pm. All funds raised will go to to supporting Australia's people-powered newspaper Green Left Weekly

Perth Activist Centre
15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station)
Ph 9218 9608

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