Papuan Voices is a video-advocacy initiative assisting West Papuan communities to tell their stories. It challenges common misconceptions about this troubled territory and builds local storytellers in a region where foreign journalists are banned.
From 2010-2012 EngageMedia collaborated with grassroots groups in two cities to teach Papuan activists video-production and distribution skills. The result is a series of videos and an education toolkit that brings together the everyday stories of West Papuans. The videos and toolkit can be accessed at papuanvoices.net.
In May 2013, we are touring Papuan Voices to Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Sydney and Newcastle. Come along and spread the word to your friends! If you are interested in hosting a screening or doing a media interview, please contact us.
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May 15 • 6.30pm • With an introduction by Bob Brown • Bahia Centre, 1 Tasman Hwy (See map)
May 16 • 11.30am • Hawthorn Campus, Business/Arts Building, Room BA201, Swinburne University (See map)
May 17 • 6pm • Victoria University – City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders St, level 11, room 11.01, with an introduction by Senator Richard Di Natale (See map)
May 20 • 6.00pm • Macquarie University , Y3A T1 Theatre • Room: Y3A 246 (See map)
May 22 • 6.30pm • University of Sydney, New Law School LT 024, with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and Department of Indonesia Studies (See map). Entry by donation: $10/12.
May 23 • 12.30 – 02.00pm • Diplomacy Training Program, UNSW, Room 156, Level 1, Law Building (See map)
May 24 • 6.00pm • Community Arts Centre, 246 Parry St (See map)
May 27 • 2.00pm-3.30pm • Law Sparke Helmore T1, Australian National University (See map)