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The home of blue ribbon documentaries and drama from Australia and around the world, for more than 45 years: a collection personally curated by historian and filmmaker, Andrew Pike, OAM.

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OPHIR - new honour for remarkable documentary

OPHIR has been ranked one of the 10 Best Documentaries of 2023 in the US professional journal, Video Librarian. The film is voiced entirely by the Indigenous people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, and observes the colonisation of the land and its people, who at the end of the 1980s were left with no choice but to revolt for their right to exist.

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NOW SUPERBLY RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES!

In January 1942, Papua New Guinea became the battle ground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. ANGELS OF WAR documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's indigenous population during some of the most violent campaigns of the Pacific War. Caught up in a war they could not understand or influence, villagers had no choice but to obey whoever held the gun. Their homes were bombed. They starved as refugees in the bush. They were conscripted as carriers. They fought as infantrymen and guerrillas.

A film by Andrew Pike, Hank Nelson, Gavan Daws. Narrator and consultant – Dr John Waiko

  • WINNER! Best Documentary - 1982 Australian Film Institute [AFI] Awards
  • WINNER! Best Documentary - 1982 Nyon Film Festival, Switzerland
  • WINNER! Best Documentary - 1982 ATOM Awards (Social Sciences)

ANGELS OF WAR is available for screenings, on DVD and Vimeo-on-Demand from Ronin Films. For details and orders visit www.roninfilms.com.au/video/858/0/720.html