Director & Producer: David Fedele

2011 | 40 min
Papua New Guinea | Australia
Language: English
Subtitles: English

BIG DAMAGE reveals the human face of logging in Papua New Guin- ea. 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.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
SIMA 2013
Winner “Audience Choice Award”- Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2012 (Malaysia)
Awarded “Special Mention” – Village Doc Film Festival 2012 (Italy)
FICIP Argentinian International Political Film Festival – Buenos Aires, Argentina (Mar. 2013)
Terra Film Festival – Guadeloupe (April)
Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival – Doha, Qatar (April)
Festival Delle Terre – Rome, Italy (May)


CAMPAIGN & RESOURCES
BIKPELA BAGARAP