Films

The Road to Home (2015)

Feature length documentary about the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda.
Filmed over a two year period, it provides an exclusive insight into the life and times of this freedom fighter and his tireless struggle to liberate his people from Indonesian colonial rule. Available on DVD.

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Forgotten Bird of Paradise (2009)

Filmed undercover in West Papua, this documentary provides a rare and moving insight into the ongoing struggle for freedom being fought by the indigenous people against Indonesian colonial rule. Available on DVD

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West Papua – The Secret War in Asia (2007)

The film tells the story of the situation of the West Papuan refugees in Papua New Guinea as well as the history of the annexation by Indonesia and exploitation of natural resources. It also includes an interview from Mathias Wenda.

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Punks for West Papua (2016)

An intriguing story of one man’s selfless gesture that inspired a nation. Recommended viewing, not just for fans of punk rock, but for anyone that believes in justice. More info

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Papua Merdeka (2002)

Explaining the 40 years of human rights abuses and the determined struggle for freedom of the Papuan people.

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Isolated (2013)

This film follows five world class surfers seeking untouched waves and isolation in West Papua. When they find out about the genocide and illegal occupation there, they are determined to Take Action.

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Pride of Warriors (2010)

Four remarkable stories filmed by West Papuans themselves provide a strikingly personal insight into the West Papuan resistance.

Mama Malind su Hilang (Our Land Has Gone)

Documentary movie telling the story of the cry of the Malind Anim tribe. This group of people are dying, while hectares of the forests they have lived in for generations are being destroyed. A multimillion dollar project, known as MIFEE, designed by the Indonesian government in collaboration with multi-national corporations have destroyed much of the forest which is the sole food source for the Malind Anim.

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Rebels of the Forgotten World (1991)

Travels with the OPM filmed by Claudio von Planta on a secret mission into the jungles of West Papua.

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West Papua – A Journey to Freedom (2011)

Follows the extraordinary journey of Herman Wainggai, a West Papuan independence leader and former political prisoner, living in exile in Australia.

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Strange Birds In Paradise – A West Papuan Story (2010)

While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne, Australia to record outlawed folk songs.

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Everything can be burnt – West Papua in the Jokowi era (2016)

Radio New Zealand made this special video report in West Papua, interviewing West Papuan people about their suffering lives under Indonesian rule in 2016 and their hopes and prospects for the future.

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Freedom for West Papua (1999)

Compilation from a number of films with voice commentary by a Papuan activist introducing the struggle for freedom.

Blood on the Cross (1999)

Film about the hostage taking in 1996 investigating allegations of Red Cross involvement in a massacre of the indigenous people.

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The Biak Massacre (1998)

This ABC Australia report shows evidence of the Indonesian military’s murder of civilians in July 1998, who dared to support the Free West Papua movement.

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Jennifer Robinson & Benny Wenda – TEDx Sydney (2013)

Benny Wenda is the face of self-determination and human rights in West Papua. This is the story of him and his people as told by his lawyer and friend, Jennifer Robinson.

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Benny Wenda – Oslo Freedom Forum (2012)

West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda exposes the ongoing colonial occupation of his homeland by the Indonesian government.

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