West Papua Mini Film Festival

West Papua Mini Film Festival

Thu 11 Apr 4:20 PM
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General Admission
A diverse mini festival of hot off the press short documentaries from inside West Papua and Indonesia.This riveting selection of short films looks to promote peace, justice, and education, and the prevention of harm to the thousands of internally displaced persons and refugees in West Papua.

Soccer, hip-hop and emotional family dramas created by on the ground activist filmmakers tell stories of positive resistance, struggles for social justice, and the fight against environmental destruction.

The films highlight conditions and developments in our near neighbour in West Papua, where there is civil and armed conflict, thousands of internally displaced people, and ongoing large-scale environmental destruction from mining and logging industries.

Join some of the film makers for screenings and Q&A’s to publicise their situation and to lend support to activists in West Papua as they struggle for basic human rights and land rights.

Arranged in association with the West Papua Project at Wollongong University in collaboration with filmmakers from West Papua, Indonesia and Australia, and community support groups and citizens in Australia.

Community Ticketing 

Tickets are $20 each to cover the cost of the event. The West Papua Mini Film Festival invites you to donate something to the GoFundMe as well to cover costs with all additional funds raised used to provide aid and support to internally displaced persons in West Papua. These donations can be made here. Fundraiser for Ronny Kareni by Jack Johnson : West Papua Mini Film Festival (gofundme.com)

Free tickets are available for First Nations, community members and all who find the ticket prices a barrier to coming. Please email: jack.fosh.johnson@outlook.com to inquire about free tickets.

About Jubi TV and WatchDoc

Jubi TV is an independent media platform, and its online news portal is known for consistently presenting the public with factual reports on human rights violations in Papua. Its co-founder and senior journalist Victor Mambor has been praised by the UN Human Rights Council as a humanitarian and a human rights activist. Victor Mambor has fount that that the risks of his journalistic work are growing exponentially as the Jubi network expands. IN 2023, an improvised explosive device was detonated outside of his home. The blast has been described as a “terror” attack as a warning over his journalism.

Watchdoc was founded by independent and progressive film-makers Andhy Panca Kurniawan and Dandhy Dwi Laksono in 2009. In 2021 it won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in the 'Emergent Leadership' category. Dandhy Dwi Laksono directed the 2024 documentary film Dirty Vote about the 2024 Indonesian election which featured several legal academics and "explained how the instruments of state power has been used to win the election, even as it impacts and damages the democratic order".

Support the Festival - https://www.gofundme.com/f/west-papua-mini-film-festival

These films and the festival are the product of the effort of grass roots organisers and organisations with limited to no financial support. We are seeking your help to raise money to cover the costs of venue hire, ground transport, accommodation and catering as the festival makes its way across the continent.

All funds raised will go towards the festival, and if the target is exceeded, any additional funds will be used to support refugees and internally displaced persons in West Papua who are facing innumerable challenges that threaten their lives.


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