When you think about West Papua, the next thought that comes into your head is unlikely to be about love. That is, until you listen to this story. Although West Papua is known as a troubled place – with many of its indigenous people pushing for independence from Indonesia – a new project aims to tell the compelling stories of everyday life in the province.
Skilled local filmmakers have joined with Indonesian video makers to capture West Papuan lives through the camera. Some of those filmmakers are currently in Australia to share what they’ve produced.