This is the trailer for the West Papuan documentary: ‘Forgotten Bird of Paradise’. For more information about the film, visit the film’s website.
British film maker Dominic Brown travelled without the knowledge or authority of the Indonesian authorities in order to film Forgotten Bird of Paradise. The documentary provides a rare and moving insight into the forgotten struggle for independence that has gripped West Papua for over 45 years.
It includes never before seen footage of OPM rebel fighters at their stronghold deep in the Papuan jungle, as well as interviews with human rights victims of the Indonesian regime. Most startling of all is an interview conducted with the Amnesty International recognised prisoner of conscience Yusak Pakage.