Winner, Grand Prize, Toronto Animation Arts Festival Intl., 2014
Winner, Audience Award, Toronto Animation Arts Festival Intl., 2014
Winner, Best Animation, Provincetown Intl. Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Best Short Animation, San Francisco Intl. Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Best Short Animation, Dallas Intl. Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Best Short Animation, Reel 2 Real Intl. Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Best Film, Chicago Irish Film Festival, 2014
Winner, Best Animation, Ventura Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Audience Award, Motion Plus, 2013
Winner, Best Irish Animation, Foyle Film Festival, 2013
Winner, The Grand Prix Irish, Cork Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Animation, Indie Memphis Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Animation, Savannah Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Best European Short Film, Seminci, Valladolid Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Animation, New Hampshire Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Animation, Galway Film Fleadh, 2013
Shortlisted, Best Animated Short – 86th Academy Awards, 2014
Nominated, Best Short Film, European Film Awards, 2014
Nominated, Best Short Film, Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs), 2014
Narrator: George Takei
Writer / Animator / Director: Eoin Duffy
Producer: Jamie Hogan
Script Editor: Richard Duffy
Music Company: Echolab
Composer: Tobias Norberg, Gavin Little (Echolab)
Sound Designers: Gavin Little, Joe McHugh (Echolab)
Post Production: Windmill Lane
Legal: Gordon Judge
Accounting: Stephen Proctor
Funders Representatives –
Emma Scott: Production Executive for the Irish Film Board
Pauline McNamara: Executive Producer – RTE
Fionnuala Sweeney: Film Specialist – Arts Council
Jill McGregor: Schemes & Applications Co-ordinator for the Irish Film Board
Indigenous freedom fighters, isolated and outnumbered and with almost no weapons, wage a resistance struggle against a massive army and brutal police forces with US training and funding.
The U.N. sold out West Papua in 1961 under the New York Agreement. Indonesia took control under U.S. pressure. Since then, as many as half a million Papuans have paid with their lives.
Who is behind this evil insanity? U.S. mining company, Freeport-McMoran Gold & Copper, owns the world’s largest gold mine, Grasberg, in West Papua. These greedy companies – Freeport-McMoran, BP, Rio Tinto, Noble Group, and many others, pay the Indonesian military & police to terrorize innocent civilians, to rape, torture and beat them, force them off their land, and kill them.
Benny Wenda, Papuan leader in exile: “In West Papua, there is no freedom, only killing, intimidation, torture.”
A Vertovian film using video footage of the world-famous Moustache Brothers comedy troupe featuring Par Par Lay shot in 2006, as well as still photographs of Mandalay (Burma) where they reside.
Par Par Lay and The Moustache Brothers are a troupe of comedians, dancers, and musicians from Mandalay who perform traditional Burmese vaudeville-style theater. They were known for many years as Burma's only outspoken political dissidents under the oppressive military junta. Having been banned from performing publicly in front of Burmese audiences, they perform every night for a handful of tourists in their garage in Mandalay. Par Par Lay died on August 2, 2013, but the rest of the group continues to perform.