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25 Papua documentaries ready to compete in Papua Film Festival

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Jayapura, Jubi – The first Papua Film Festival (FFP) held by Papuan Voices, a Papua filmmaker community, captured 25 documentaries from Papua ready to compete in the competition.

“There are 27 documentary came from various regions in Papua such as Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, Merauke, Keerom, Biak, Wamena, Sorong, Raja Ampat, Nabire and Mimika, but only 25 qualified to enter the judging stage,” Said Max Binur, Coordinator of Papuan Voices in Monday (July 24).

According to the organizing committee, the stories presented are quite diverse from themes of health, education, economy, politics and security, women, culture, nature, even history.

Here are the titles of films that pass the competition selection based by city.

From Jayapura City represented by Salon Papua; SaPu Cerita (My Story); Untuk Novalinda dan Andrias (For Novalinda and Andrias); Tete Manam (Granpa Manam); and Anak Papua Belajar (Papuan Children Learning).

From Jayapura Regency represented by two films, Danauku Hidupku, Budayaku Hidupku (My lake, my life, my culture my life) and Sang Pendamping (The Companion).

Raja Ampat Regency is represented by Hidup di Hutan Mobak (Life in Mobak Forest) and SASI Konservasi Raja Ampat (SASI, Raja Ampat Conservation).

From the Regency of Mimika represented by two films: Kerasnya Hidup di Surga Kecil (Hard Life in Small Heaven) and Mama Amamapare.

Nabire is represented by one film, Pencurian Sumber Daya Alam dan pelanggaran HAM Papua (Theft of Natural Resources and Human Rights Violations in Papua (Focus of Palm Oil)). Also one film from Keerom Regency Truk Monce (Monce Truck).

Merauke represented by Sota-Etalase NKRI Ujung Timur (Sota, Indonesian showcase in eastern side) ; Selamatkan Wati (Save Wati) and Biarkan Siri Pinang tetan di tanah (Keep Siri-Pinang on the Ground).

From Sorong represented bt Kokoda; Biak through Numfor Island movie and Perjuangan Tanpa Batas (Unlimited Struggle); and Korowai represented by Sekolah Tepi Sungai (School of the Rivers).

Wamena is represented by Maximum Impact; Aku adalah Bapa dan Mama (I am the Father and Mother); Melawan Stigma (Against Stigm)a; Sa butuh kop u cinta (I need your love); and Nagosa (Mother).

The announcement of the ten best films will be conducted on July 30, 2017 after passing the selection by 4 judges: Alia Damaihati, Maria Kaize, Wens Fatubun and Yerri Borang.

The announcement of three best films will be made at the opening of FFP August 7. The winners will be announced at the closing of FFP on 9 August.

The festival will be held at Vertente Sai, Merauke archdiocese complex, Jalan Raya Mandala Kota Merauke 7-9 August 2017.

“The three-day festival will show not only the films in competition but also documentaries of Papuan Voices 1 and 2 produced in 2011-2013, as well as inspirational films from PNG, the Netherlands, UK, Jakarta, Bali, Yogyakarta, Makasar and East Nusa Tenggara. So do not miss for those of you in or around Merauke, ” said Elisabet Asrida, coordinator of FFP event program.

The Papua Film Festival aims to introduce Papua through documentary films to the wider community both in Papua, National and International, in the hope of emerging new perspectives that place Papua as a subject in viewing and determining its own future, as well as contributing to ending injustice in the land of Papua.

The theme taken in the 2017 Papua Film Festival is Bomi Zai Anim-Ha: Common Home of True-Human who nurtures the identity and collective memory of Indigenous Papuans. (*)

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Taparu in Kamoro socioculture

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Kamoro women when sorting out sago caterpillars. – Jubi / Doc

Mimika, Jubi – Each clan in Kamoro has ‘taparu’ or a specific location as a place to find food sources when they encircle rivers and mangroves in the lowland estuary of Mimika District.

A Dutch anthropologist J Power states ‘taparu’ is a local terminology emphasizing the relations of land and its inhabitants. “There are also the names of surrounding neighborhoods taken from the ancestral names,” as written in a book “Taparu Fratri of Mimika-Kamoro ethnic groups in Hiripau Village, East Mimika District, Mimika Regency”, by Dessy Pola Usmany et al. from the Ministry Education and Culture Directorate General of Culture Papua Cultural Value Conservation Center, 2013.

‘Taparu’ itself is more related to groups who inhabit within this region or surrounding environment as Kamoro people always encircle the river and sago forest for catching fish or gathering food. Everyone knows their own ‘taparu’.

‘Taparu’ in Kamoro language means the land, while Sempan people call it ‘se iwake’. If someone wants to mark the land he passes in gathering food, he solely adds the prefix ‘we’ such as tumamero-we and efato-we in Omawka village.

Similarly, people in Nawaripi village also do the same. Their areas are including Tumukamiro-we, Viriao-we, and Iwiri-we. All of these names reflect the relationship between the land and inhabitants.

Meanwhile, like the majority of Kamoro people, Ojibwa people believe in the power of their late patrilineal clan that depicted in the symbols of animals. The anthropologists call these symbols with totems which mean a belief that embodies a symbolic representation of society.

Unfortunately, today taparu also face the severest challenges of sedimentation due to tailings of mining activity that cause the silting of river and discolouration of Mollusca habitat in the estuary of Mimika District. (*)

 

Reporter: Dominggus Mampioper

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Soedarmo: Papuan Coffee promoted in Boston and Paris

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The atmosphere of Papua Coffee Festival – Jubi / Alexander Loen

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo said Provincial Government is going to promote Papuan coffee to Boston and Paris shortly.

He revealed this agenda to reporters when opened the Papua Coffee Festival held in the parking of Bank Indonesia. Banks, local entrepreneurs and coffee farmers participated in this event.

“So, we are not only promoting Papuan coffee domestically but also abroad. Through our partner, we will participate in a coffee exhibition in Boston, whereas in September, I am going to send a team to participate in the exhibition held at the Eiffel Tower,” said Soedarmo on Friday (08/03/2018) in Jayapura.

According to him, the taste of Papuan coffee is not less delicious compared to coffee from other Indonesian regions or even other countries, because he has compared it with others. “I have met with the former Colombian Ambassador; then we compared Papuan coffee with Colombian coffee. But Papuan coffee is still better,” he said.

In the same place, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano claimed the municipal government is ready to support the provincial government in developing local commodities by promoting the local food in every event held by the municipal government.

“Indeed, we are not growing coffee here in Jayapura Municipality, but we are the biggest coffee connoisseurs,” Mano said. (*)

 

Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Bark craftsmen are ready to welcome PON 2020

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Art Shop owned by Mince Ohee in Sentani District Jayapura. – Jubi / Yance Wenda

Sentani, Jubi – Mince Ohee, 31 years old bark craftsman from Sentani, often sell her products in front of her house where located near to the entrance of Kalkhote pier in East Sentani sub-district of Jayapura District. Approaching the national sports event held in Jayapura in 2020, she admits ready to participate by producing more bark handicrafts.

“In the next National Sports Week (PON), I will participate selling these handicrafts. But I will only sell it at the art shop,” she told Jubi in her art shop on Wednesday (08/01/2010).

Meanwhile, another craftsman Elda Natasya said whether she’s ready or not in the national event, it depends on the supply of bark materials and the market demands.

“Now barks are a bit difficult to get. So, it depends on it. If we have enough materials, we are ready to serve as many as it’d requested.” (*)

 

Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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