Following the success of the recent airing in Sydney, the award winning, Punks For West Papua documentary is heading on the road for screening events in cities around Australia, with guest appearances by filmmaker Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan and special performances from local punk legends in each town. The Sydney and Brisbane events will also feature the Leader of the Free West Papua Campaign and two time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Benny Wenda.
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. 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.
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.
The documentary has been picking up awards around the world, including the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards and IndieFest San Diego 2016.
Proceeds for all events go to The United Liberation Movement of West Papua.
Punks For West Papua: Screening Dates
04 May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
24 May – Sydney Uni, Sydney
25 May – Crowbar, Brisbane