Documentary highlights conflicts over tuna development in Madang, PNG

Documentary highlights conflicts over tuna development in Madang, PNG

Documentary highlights conflicts over tuna development in Madang, PNG

Updated 15 June 2012, 15:17 AEST

 A new feature length documentary takes an in depth look at the tuna industry in Papua New Guinea.

The name of the documentary is Canning Paradise. It delves into the development of the tuna industry in Madang, Papua New Guinea - and in particular the establishment of the Pacific Marine Industrial Zone, which is opposed by many of the local people.

Journalist and documentary filmmaker Olivier Pollet travelled to Madang and spoke with landowners, politicians, lawyers and former tuna cannery workers to show why this development, that would include up to10 new onshore tuna processing factories,  is causing so much tension.  

He joined Heather Jarvis to talk about the documentary and what he learned while he was making it.

 

Presenter:  Heather Jarvis

Speaker:   Olivier Pollet, journalist and filmmaker with the Centre for Independent Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney.

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