Lost Paradise
Year: 2000
Run-Time: 1 x 46 min.

Directed by Michael Satzinger
Written by Franz Grabner

A co-production of ORF and Magic Movie OEG

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Lost Paradise

Das verlorene Paradies

Chief Bapak Jali and his tribe live in Jiwika at the edge of the jungle. He is an efficient, likeable fellow who preserves the holy traditions of his ancestors without neglecting modern times. In numerous interviews, the members of this tribe talk about their lives, their longings and their future. The 80-year-old Hani has a vivid memory of bloody fights against the cannibals and of droning iron birds plunging down from the sky.The presence is not very romantic. Hard work on the fields, poor harvests and cold nights determine the day of Jalis. Moreover Irian Jaya being rich in mineral resources, Indonesians plan to make the Danis leave as soon as possible. A continuously smouldering guerrilla fight has led to fierce atrocities and dozens of causalities in recent. In spite of all difficulties, Natalies, the youngest son of Bapak Jali, is fighting to save his village and to preserve the future of his tribe.
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