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First Contact

1 June 2013

Author : editorial

In 1930 the interior of Papua New Guinea was one of the last great unexplored regions left on the face of the earth. First Contact is assembled with mainly 16mil footage made by Australians visiting the country and its people for the second time. The footage was discovered in the 60s and then re assembled with the original footage from 1932 and interviews with the first visitors into this heartbreaking but aesthetically gorgeous film. Primarily focussing on the discovering of gold in the country, the film follows the destruction of greed and colonialism in the most painstaking way.

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