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West Papua: A Different Side of the Independence Struggle through Video

A video letter from a woman in West Papua to an Indonesian soldier echoes the stories of many other women in the area. In this case, she asks the soldier, who was once based in her village, to please write and return to meet his daughter.

This video is part of the efforts Engage Media is making to give coverage to the issues in the region, along with other project partners.

The Papuan Voices project overcomes political, geographical and financial barriers – as well as lack of technology – to bring important Papuan stories to the world. In doing so, it shines light on the injustices that regularly occur behind the closed doors of this resource-rich and restive province.

Love Letter to a Soldier is subtitled in different languages, including English, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Thai and Tetum.


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