Irian Jaya: Stripping the Frontier

Location:Irian Jaya / West Papua
Length:22 minutes
Format:VHS from original slides
Year Released:1993
Distributor:Videa: Global Education Resources; Pacific PeoplesŐ Partnership
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 12257
Description:In the 1960s, the western half of New Guinea, on its way to independence as West Papua, was forced to accept integration into Indonesia against the wishes of the West Papuan people. Now known as the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya, the territory is being subjected to translocation and government-backed, forced "development." The film focuses on the destruction of the local environment and the way of life of indigenous peoples struggling to protect the land, their way of life. It examines the impact of "development," as led by the Indonesian government and western corporations, on the indigenous people and local environment. Canadian involvement in the exploitation of Irian Jaya is also examined.
Record No:889
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