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BIKPELA BAGARAP [Big Damage]

Year: 2011

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G

Runtime: 43 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: David Fedele

Produced By: David Fedele

Language: Tok Pisin, English + English subtitles

Website: www.bikpelabagarap.com

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Bikpela Bagarap (Big Damage) reveals the human face of logging in Papua New Guinea.

It is a tale of exploitation and broken promises, where local people are treated as second-rate citizens in their own country by Malaysian logging companies and corrupt politicians.

Customary landowners are forced into signing documents they don’t understand, for the promise of “development” – fresh water, health and education, but these essential services are rarely provided. Instead, their traditional hunting grounds are destroyed, waterways polluted, and their way of life ruined forever.
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Follow this link to view the BIKPELA BAGARAP trailer - vimeo.com/22973149
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AWARDS

  • WINNER “Best Newcomer” – Wild Talk Africa 2013 (South Africa)
  • FINALIST “Best Documentary Short” – Social Impact Media Awards 2013 (U.S.A.)
  • WINNER “Audience Choice Award” – Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2012 (Malaysia)
  • WINNER “Special Mention” – Village Doc Film Festival 2012 – (Italy)

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