New documentary highlights Papuan plight
There are renewed calls for an investigation into the torture of two Papuan farmers by the Indonesian military.
This time, the issue has been raised in Bangkok at the official launch of a new documentary “Strange Birds in Paradise”
For Papuan student, Donnie Kasipdana, fear of Indonesia’s military drove his family to the jungles, his education stalled and he is now separated from his wider family.
The film centres on those Papuan’s who fled the region’s violent episodes as the Indonesian military, now with over 50,000 troops stationed there, maintain a tight grip of control over both the people and regional economy.