Forgotten Bird of Paradise

The freedom struggle in the “Black Pacific” involves many peoples throughout the region. In an earlier post I provided information on the challenges faced by the Aeta in the Philippines. “Forgotten Bird of Paradise” provides much-needed coverage of the West Papua struggle for independence from Indonesia that has continued for over 45 years.

Produced, directed, filmed & edited by Dominic Brown.
For additional information about the West Papua independence movement see the official website of exiled leader Benny Wenda.

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Vamos a Cuba donde todo comenzó

“Let’s go to Cuba where it all began” …

I went to Cuba back in March and can’t wait to return. This video, with musical accompaniment provided by the great Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, reminds me of the amazing people I met and the places I visited in Havana.