Saturday, 12 April 2008

Foreword to the Papuan Series, made by local NGOs

Neles Tebay, Lecturer in Philosophy and Theology, discusses the importance of films in the fight against deforestation and palm oil expansion in Papua, in a foreward to a series of 4 locally produced films, by Papuan filmmakers: "Save the People and Forests of Papua".

The set of films made entirely by Papuan NGOs in collaboration with villagers, tell how their communities have been adversely affected by destructive logging and oil palm plantations.

The four short films, launched under the collective banner: “Save the People and Forests of Papua” give an insight into a country which is currently off-limits to journalists.

For more information, please contact:

• Timer Manurung, Telapak, Tel: +62 811 125 006 / Fax: +62 (0) 21 8310570

• Jago Wadley, EIA, Tel: +62 (0) 813 866 21940 / Fax: +62 (0) 21 8310570

• Septer Manufandu, at Foker LSM Papua for information about the “Save the People and Forests of Papua”:
Tel: +62 (0)967573511 / Fax: +62 (0) 0967 573 512 / Mob: +62 (0) 812 487 6321

Find out more about the Films4Conservation Initiative at:

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