Kelly Kwalik was a West Papuan freedom fighter. He was assassinated by Indonesian police on December 16th, 2009. He waged a resistance movement from the jungles against the Indonesian military and American mining giant, Freeport McMoran. He and his devoted followers fought tanks, helicopters and machine guns with spears, machetes and arrows.
This video and track are a tribute to the great Kelly Kwalik by AK Rockefeller. The music centers around recordings of Kelly Kwalik himself and his fellow warriors singing about their trials being chased by the Indonesian military through remote jungles. The recordings are from the film, Blood on the Cross, about the involvement of the Red Cross and the British military in a bloody massacre in the highlands of West Papua.