West Papua film screening night in Melbourne, Australia

September 5, 2017

Brunswick Picture House in Melbourne, Australia is hosting a double West Papua film screening next month, featuring undercover documentary Forgotten Bird of Paradise and award-winning biopic The Road to Home, about West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda.

The screenings have been organised by Australian activist Emma Capp who says “Because of the media bans within West Papua and Australia, the majority of people in this country don’t know anything about the intense suffering of these people just off our shore.”

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Rex Rumakiek (ULMWP) from Canberra and Matthew Jameson who has been involved in the campaign for many years, from Byron Bay. There will be shirts, hoodies and information available on the night. Proceeds of this special film screening will go to the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP). It will directly help its five executives to attend the UN General Assembly and Decolonisation Committee, held in New York in September this year.

More information on the night is here. Watch the film trailers below: