Papua Merdeka!

by July 14, 2012

This humble and inspiring short film was created to help raise awareness among Canadians about the human rights abuses faced by West Papuan people.

The film, which uses shadow puppets to deliver a simple message of hope and solidarity, was commissioned by Jeremy Bally to accompany his cross-Canada bike tour that aims to shed light on the West Papuan struggle for independence from the oppression of the Indonesian government.

Puppetry and Design: Janet Walker, Chloe Ziner and Jessica Gabriel of Mind of a Snail Puppet Company
Music: George Telek, West Papua

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