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Making "Black Harvest" : Warfare, Film-making and Living Dangerously in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea / Bob Connelly

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'It seems unfair that so gifted a film-maker should also be such a writer. An enthralling work - direct, free, broad, deep and bursting with life. It rollicks along like the 4WD that Connolly and Anderson, with their tiny daughter on board, drive through the Highlands. Breath-taking vistas open out on every side. A splendid, thrilling book.' Helen GarnerSome months after the death of his beloved wife and film-making partner, Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly read her diaries from the year they had spent living in the middle of a vicious tribal struggle in Papua New Guinea, making the film 'Black Harvest'. Using Robin's diaries as his inspiration, Bob Connolly has written a magnificent book that not only sheds light on their award-winning film but recounts Connolly and Anderson's moral dilemmas as they question how much responsibility they must bear for what is going so disastrously wrong in the lives of the Ganiga tribespeople. This magnificent narrative examines, with great delicacy and integrity, the devastating effects that blind ambition, warfare, destruction and grief have on human beings, and in doing so produces a work of poignant beauty and irresistible force.

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