SCREENING: PAPUAN VOICES, Untold stories of the Papuan conflict

Tomorrow at the Neo Journalism Club join EngageMedia for the premier screening of six exclusive videos from inside West Papua.

In collaboration with our partners the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and the Secretariat for Justice and Peace, EngageMedia presents Papuan Voices: untold stories of the Papuan conflict.

Our keynote screening will be Love Letter To A Soldier – a moving missive from a Papuan woman to an Indonesian soldier who was once based in her village on the PNG-Indonesian border. Theirs was a controversial relationship but she begs him to return to meet their three-year-old daughter: “I will continue to wait for you, Samsul. I don’t care what people say.”

EngageMedia’s Papuan Voices project is a combination of empowerment and production. We collaborate with Catholic Church groups in Jayapura and Merauke to teach Papuan activists new video production and distribution skills so that they have the means to tell their own stories to the world.
Importantly, the stories we tell are not only framed around West Papua’s political struggle for independence.
Join us tomorrow night for our first public screening of the latest work by our Papuan Voices videomakers.
Where: Neo Journalism Club, Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Jl. Antara No. 61, Pasar Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia.
When: Saturday 10 December, 6.30-9.30pm.
About Papuan Voices: Many of us know that West Papua is fighting for independence – but what else goes on there? How often do we hear directly from the Papuans themselves about life in Indonesia’s most secretive province?

EngageMedia’s Papuan Voices project overcomes political, geographical and financial barriers – as well as lack of technology – to bring important Papuan stories to the world, and shines light on the injustices that regularly occur behind the closed doors of this resource-rich and restive province.
For interviews contact Enrico Aditjondro on +628159149515