SCREENING: An image from the documentary Punks for West Papua.
SCREENING: An image from the documentary Punks for West Papua. Contributed

Punks for West Papua, biggest punk rock showcase in nation

CREATED by Australian film maker Anthony ‘Ash’ Brennan of Hired Gun TV, 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.

It involves over 50 bands in seven cities around the country, making Punks For West Papua the biggest punk rock showcase in the nation’s history.

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 and create the documentary.

Punks For West Papua tells the 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.

The Byron Bay screening will be presented by two-time Academy Award nominee David Bradbury.

Event

At the Italo Club in Lismore on Thursday, May 26, and at Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay on Friday, May 27.



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