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.

Short Documentary Finalist, 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)