1. 'Forgotten Bird of Paradise' trailer - undercover documentary on West Papua independence movement


    from Claudio von Planta Added 1,328 8 2

    Trailer from the undercover documentary 'Forgotten Bird of Paradise'. The film provides a rare and moving insight into the West Papuan peoples long struggle for freedom from Indonesian rule. The film includes interviews with human rights victims of the Indonesian regime, never before seen footage of freedom fighters at one of their remote camps, as well as footage from the launch of International Parliamentarians for West Papua. Copies of the full documentary are available on DVD at: http://dancingturtle.co.uk/shop/forgottenbirdofparadise.php Produced by Dancing Turtle Media. 2009

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    • Snorkelling the Tetepare Island Lagoon, Solomon Islands


      from Michaela Farrington Added 3,187 6 1

      Tetepare is a remote and beautiful uninhabited island in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. The entire island is a conservation zone and home to a 13km-long marine protected area as well as a small, locally-run not-for-profit ecolodge which supports the conservation program and provides jobs for local people. I shot this video over three days of snorkelling on the house reef at Tetepare, where there is fantastic diversity of coral, fish and invertebrate life as well as healthy populations of dugongs and turtles. A very special place. My husband and I are living on Tetepare for 18 months, working as technical advisors to the conservation project. For more information about Tetepare, visit www.tetepare.org And for stories about our experience adapting to life on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific, visit my website www.michaelafarrington.com

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      • "After the Flood" - A Documentary


        from Elio Stamm Added 700 4 1

        On the 3rd of April 2014 flash floods hit Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands. This 30 minutes long documentary by freelance journalist Elio Stamm looks at the aftermath of the flood and shows what happens in a poor South Pacific nation when 10'000 people, most of them illegal settlers, are left homeless and conflicts arise. If you like this film please feel free to support Elio's future projects by donating in the tip jar below. Learn more about Elio Stamm on www.eliostamm.com .

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        • Module 3 Fish and People: How to make more fish!


          from Wally Bee Added 134 2 0

          "How to make more fish" explores biological and ecological features of marine animals that affect the way their populations respond to fishing. This module is concerned with a number of important aspects of the biology of fish and other marine animals that affect the rate of increase of their populations. This information can give students a better understanding of why populations of some species increase more rapidly after they are reduced by fishing than others. Contact: simon.foale (AT) jcu.edu.au For coral identification resources checkout : www.byoguides.com www.coralhub.info About the author: www.russellkelley.info

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          • Lukautim Pasin Tumbuna (Safeguard our Cultural Heritage)


            from John Faunt Added 124 2 1

            Lukautim Pasin Tumbuna is a 45min documentary filmed in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It features individuals from the community who share their views on the impact of losing their cultures to modern influences, the effect that has on their ways of life and stress the importance of preserving and safeguarding their cultural heritage for present and future generations. The documentary features a village elder, community HIV & AIDS support volunteers, a museum curator, a contemporary music teacher, an expressive arts teacher, a world famous PNG artist and a local artifact seller. Each represents different aspects of PNG culture, presenting the same message; to safeguard their cultural heritage before it's too late. The film also features re-enactments of the famous Mudmen of Asaro as well as the Nokondi Legend. This film was a project of the Hausboi Association of Papua New Guinea.

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            • Melanoma 2013


              from John Golfin Added 268 2 1

              Put on your sunglasses and sunscreen to swim with John "Melanoma" Golfin through the sensational beaches of New Caledonia and Vanuatu only matched by the beauty of the Melanesian people. 12 fascinating days from 25 January to 4 February 2013 culminating in the climbing of an active volcano!!!

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              • IARE Group from Solomon islands at 4th Festival of Melanesian Arts in New Caledonia


                from Sébastien Mérion Added 812 2 0

                IARE Group from Solomon islands at 4th Festival of Melanesian Arts in New Caledonia. This video was made in Lifou island during the visit of the delegations to the Loyalty islands. More photos of the festival here : http://tikiwaka.photoshelter.com/gallery/Festival-des-Arts-Melanesiens-2010/G0000CBQiK01uXwA/P0000GbWO33SYOLc

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                • Fiji Underwater


                  from bluefire242 Added 201 2 1

                  Fiji 2011 ~ Some footage of our dives on the first half of our vacation in Fiji at Qamea Island, in Fiji's north islands. The north island region is very lush and green with old growth rain forest and terrific diving. We dove a lot and saw millions of tropical fish and soft corals, among other things. See it also on drinkofbeauty.com/​Fiji%20Qamea%20web%20album/​index.htm.

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                  • Alif Oeroe Tribe - Paunusa Kapata Rehearsal


                    from DOMINIQUE Added 479 2 0

                    The Alif Oeroes from Molo Oekoe an Indigenous tribe in the Melanesian Pacific. Paunusa is a group of young Alif Oeroes who represent their culture who live in The Netherlands This video is a rehearsal for one of their traditional songs [kapata's].

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                    • Module 1 Fish and People: Plenty More Fish in the Sea?


                      from Wally Bee Added 719 2 0

                      "Fish and People Module 1: Plenty More Fish in the Sea" asks the question... "Are fish populations declining?" and explores the reality that all marine fisheries have limits. Contact: simon.foale (AT) jcu.edu.au For coral identification resources checkout : www.byoguides.com www.coralhub.info About the author: www.russellkelley.info

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