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‘Punks For West Papua’ Australian Doco Announced In LA Independent Film Festival Awards Official Selection

April 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday 22 April 2016

‘PUNKS FOR WEST PAPUA’ AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY ANNOUNCED IN LA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS APRIL 2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION

Yesterday in the US, Australian documentary “Punks For West Papua” was announced in the Official Selection for the LA Independent Film Festival Awards. This is the 4th American laurel the doco has received so far, along with winning awards at the Hollywood International Documentary Awards, Miami Independent Film Festival and San Diego’s IndieFEST Film Awards.

http://www.laiffawards.com/april-official-selection.html

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www.laiffawards.com
April 2016 Official Selection This is not a nomination. This means you can now use LAIFFA’s Laurels in your film or poster. Films submitted in all categories will be directly judged for Possible…

The killing of West Papuan people is now estimated to have risen well over 500,000 and the Punks For West Papua movement and this documentary is helping to raise awareness of a plight that is mainly ignored by mainstream media.

Documentary Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Uur4YqY78

The documentary is available to be purchased online, and official screenings have been announced around Australia in May 2016.

WEDNESDAY 4TH MAY – ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH

TUESDAY 24TH MAY – SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY – CROWBAR BLACK, FORTITUDE VALLEY

(more dates & details to be announced soon…)

Following the success of a recent airing in Sydney, the award winning “Punks For West Papua” documentary is heading on the road for the special screening events in cities around Australia with guest appearances by filmmaker Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan and performances from local punk legends in each town. The Sydney and Brisbane events will also play host to the Leader of the Free West Papua Campaign and two time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Benny Wenda.

Created by Brennan and narrated by Basia Bonkowski, this 46 minute film tells of the Aussie punk scene’s fight for the West Papuans, turning a fundraising event into an Australia wide benefit involving over 50 bands in 7 cities around the country, making Punks For West Papua the biggest and no doubt loudest punk rock showcase in the nation’s history. Sydney punk band Diggers With Attitude’s Jody Bartolo spearheaded the movement, and a midnight text message to friend Ash Brennan started the wheels in motion to video the events and create the documentary.

“Punks For West Papua” is an intriguing story of one man’s selfless gesture that inspired a nation, and is recommended viewing for not just fans of punk rock but for anybody who believes in justice.

Proceeds for all events go to The United Liberation Movement of West Papua.

www.Punks4WestPapua.com
www.facebook.com/P4WP16/

Media Links:

TeenRock.com, UK – “10 Things We Learned From ‘Punks 4 West Papua’”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-03-10/how-the-aussie-punk-scene-fought-a-forgotten-war

Green Left Weekly, Aus – “Punks For West Papua: Indonesia’s West Papua Crimes Laid Bare In Award-Winning Doco”

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61173

The Brag, Aus – “Five Minutes With Ash Brennan, Producer/Director of Punks For West Papua”

http://www.thebrag.com/arts/five-minutes-ash-brennan-producerdirector-punks-west-papua

For further media info, interviews etc please contact:

DEBORAH GANN – PUBLICIST

RESERVOIR PR+MGMT AUSTRALIA

T: 0481 264 077

E: ReservoirDeb

F: www.facebook.com/ReservoirManagement

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