Papuan Voices is a project training and producing content by citizen video journalists and human rights advocates in West Papua. Papuan Voices aims to bring the everyday stories of West Papuans to a wider audience.
The first phase of the project was conducted in Jayapura and Meruake in 2012, and concluded with the production of 9 advocacy videos. The award-winning ‘Love Letter to the Soldier‘ is from that collection.
For Papuan Voices II, we trained and worked with a new group of activists in Wamena and Sorong to produce 8 videos that reflect the rich culture, society, and environment there.
The video below is a short documentary made by filmmaker Adithio Novello on the process of sharing and learning during the project.
Watch this space for more updates in the lead up to the official launch! We can’t wait to show you the amazing work everyone has done over the past year!