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March 18, 2010


The Coconut Revolution (2001, 50min)

The Coconut Revolution is a 2001 multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples in the Bougainville Island. The movement is described as the “world’s first successful eco-revolution”.

The movie tells the story of the sucessful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and the mining plans of the RTZ company to exploit their natural resources. The documentary reveals how the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) managed to overcome the blockade strategy carried by the papuan army by using coconut oil as fuel.

I was blabbing about Mikael from Denmark today on someone’s Facebook page who told me a funny story about a rat in the basement of the Superflex building in Copenhagen. I was thinking about Mikael – as I do often and he is a buddy I wish I could see more often. I was reminded of travelling to Copenhagen once where The Outbreak Cru played at Culture Box and the movie before their set was The Coconut Revolution.

If you have 50 minutes to spare, try and make it through this incredible story of amazing, inspirational people.

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