Universität Hamburg - Asia-Afrika-Institut

Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg

 

Die tragischen Geschichte Westpapuas, der östlichsten Provinz Indonesiens, ist wenig bekannt: Es ist eine Geschichte von Unterdrückung, Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Raubbau und Betrug, die bis heute anhält.

Die Filmreihe will über die historische und derzeitige Situation in West Papua informieren. Sie will ein Bewusstsein schaffen für die politischen, sozialen, wirtschaftlichen, ökologischen und kulturellen Probleme des Landes und versteht sich zugleich als ein Stück „Advocacy“-Arbeit für Menschenrechte und Umwelt in Westpapua.

Das besondere an den Filmen ist, dass sie initiiert wurden von Surfern und Musikern sowie einem indonesischen Filmemacher, der mit Umweltfilmen bereits Preise gewonnen hat. “He believes that video is very powerful tool to make a change, to save the nature and save the people”. Diesen Gedanken unterstütze ich mit der kleinen Filmreihe zu West Papua.

 

Montag, den 23.5., Raum 232, 19.00

Punks for West Papua (2016) (Award of Merit, Documentary Feature)

In June 2015, Jody Bartolo and his Sydney punk band DIGGERS WITH ATTITUDE started a nationwide series of benefit shows to raise awareness of the Indonesian occupation of West Papua. An intriguing story of one man’s selfless gesture that inspired a nation. Recommended viewing, not just for fans of punk rock, but for anyone who believes in justice.

 

Samstag, den 28.5./ Raum 221, 17.00 Uhr

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Sport und Kultur. Eindrücke von und aus Südostasien"

Isolated (2013)

This film follows five world class surfers seeking untouched waves and isolation in West Papua. When they find out about the genocide and illegal occupation there, they are determined to take action.

The crew traveled to the highly dangerous "No Media Zone" to shoot the film. The film evolved to an important human rights cause for the people of West Papua. Through their interactions with the indigenous people´s they encountered, who often spoke about topics that could endanger their lives, the team uncovered a dire human rights situation and deadly conflict in the region. The West Papuans message is now heard in the world and "Isolated" plays a very important role.

"We were exposed to the human rights situation in West Papua during filming and I knew this project had become much more important than your average surf film", explains Ryan Phillippe, narrator and executive producer.

 

Montag, den 20.6./ Raum 232, 19.00 Uhr

Mama Malind su Hilang (Our Land Has Gone)

The documentary movie tells the story of the cry of the Malind Anim tribe. This group of people is dying, while hectares of the forests they have lived in for generations are being destroyed. A multimillion dollar project, known as MIFEE, designed by the Indonesian government in collaboration with multi-national corporations have destroyed much of the forest which is the sole food source for the Malind Anim.

A film made by Nanang Sujana became the first Indonesian film which won international award in nature and wildlife filmmaking.

 

Einführung

Marion Struck-Garbe,

Asien-Afrika-Institut

Sprache und Kulturen Südostasiens

Arbeitsbereich Austronesistik

marion.struck-garbe@hamburg.de)