I am an Australian indpendent documentary filmmaker.
I have just returned to Melbourne after 3 months in Papua New Guinea, filming my documentary "Bikpela Bagarap" (46mins).
I thought that some of you may be interested in watching the film, and the issues that it raises.
There is a website for the film, and the full film can be watched there - www.bikpelabagarap.com
SYNOPSIS - Bikpela Bagarap reveals the human face of logging in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea. The story is told through the voice of regular villagers, without narration. It is a tale of exploitation and broken promises, where local people are treated as second-rate citizens in their own country by Malaysian logging companies and corrupt politicians. Customary landowners are forced into signing documents they dont understand, for the promise of development - fresh water, health and education, but these essential services are rarely provided. Instead, their traditional hunting ground is destroyed, waterways polluted, and their traditional way of life ruined forever.
If you find the film interesting, please feel free to "spread the word" by forwarding on the website to all of your friends,
Thanks David....exellent doco! I will definately forward it! Try blog sites as well eg Mallum Nalu, ex-kiap etc.
Do you have plans to make any other doco's in png?
'Bikpela teniku' for takling a sensitive issue.