Coconut War, The Reviews
Description:Documentary about the Bouganville islanders struggling for independence from Papua New Guinea and Austrailia.
Newest Review: ... The years that ensued saw the BRA(Bouganville Revolutionary Army) take up arms, many of which had been left from the second world war, to fight the PNGDF (Papua New Guinea Defence Force) for their island and their independence. Papua New Guineas defence was to blockade the island allowing no goods in nor out, possibly ho ... more
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by - written on 23/01/01, updated on 23/01/01 (Very useful, 525 readings)
The Coconut war documentary shown on ITV during the second week of January this year bringing the Bouganville islanders ecological struggle to our television screens. It portrays subsequent events on the island following the placing of blockades by Australia and Papua New Guinea, and how the villagers overcame the adversity and learned to live from the land. The programme focuses on Francis and how his people were forced to live from the land or face the prospect of starvation or annihilation from disease, and how the blockade actually saved his people from certain ecological disaster and destruction. This documentary allows the viewer an insight ... Read the complete review