Bougainville: Breaking Bows and Arrows

Title

Bougainville: Breaking Bows and Arrows

Subject

PNG, International, War, Community

Description

On Bougainville, a broken community is turning to tradition to heal the rifts caused by a decade of armed conflict. The 1998 ceasefire may have stopped neighbour killing neighbour but the legacy remains - loss, anger, pain, distrust and a desire for revenge. However, across the island, ex-fighters are joining with the families of those they have killed in traditional ceremonies aimed at healing the division.

Source

SBS Annual Report 00-01
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10198311
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/find-a-film/detail.aspx?tid=15400&grp=t&s=Breaking%20Bows%20and%20arrows&sin=titles&ystart=1970&yend=2017

Format

Documentary

Alternative Title

Breaking Bows and Arrows

Date Issued

2002

Duration

52 mins

Director

Liz Thompson

Writer

Ellenor Cox

Producer

P: Ellenor Cox

Contributor

Tiger Eye, Firelight Film, AFC, NSWFTO, Soros Documentary Fund, Vision TV, SBSi, FFC

Date Commissioned

2000-2001

Accord

Accord

Production Fund

General

SBS TV Broadcast Date

22/3/2002, 22/9/2003, 27/7/2006

SBS TV Slot

About Us

Alternative Exhibition

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (2002), United Nations Association of Australia (2002), International Festival of Oceania Documentary Film (2006)

Files

Citation

“Bougainville: Breaking Bows and Arrows,” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed November 20, 2017, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/3745.