Bougainvillean President Ishmael Toroama has accused the Australian government of throwing its support behind the government of Papua New Guinea to destabilise Bougainville’s right to self-determination.
Long-time peace activist Vikki John looks back at the bloody history of mining in Bougainville and the new government's plan to take political control over the nation's destiny.
In a speech following his victory in the presidential election for the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Ishmael Toroama argued "the wind of change has blown"
Bougainville's election has determined who will lead negotiations with the Papua New Guinea government over independence, and the future of the Panguna copper and gold mine, writes Susan Price.
Written by Antony Loewenstein
Directed by Thor Neureiter
Disaster Capitalism is a groundbreaking documentary film about Bougainville, Haiti and Afghanistan, revealing the dark underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. The film offers important insights into a secret multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid money is actually spent — or misspent.