“Isolated” Follows Surfers As They Encounter Untold Human Rights Atrocities In West Papua

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — A group of surfers set out to West Papua to film about one of the world’s last undiscovered surf spots but soon found their film took a startling turn when they encountered the human rights atrocities on the island.

Their journey is coming to the big screen in “Isolated,” a documentary that sheds light on genocide, cannibalism and an unethical mining corporation in one of the least documented places on earth, the film producers say.

Producers Ryan Phillippe, who also narrates the film, and Geoffrey James Clark hope to influence change in the region. They’re encouraging people to sign their White House Petitions and upload a video of themselves stating they’re an Ambassador for Peace. They say 20 celebrities have already joined the project.

The award-winning film is currently in theaters, as well as iTunes, Xbox, Vudu, Playstation and on DVD. The new Pivot network will premiere the documentary in September.

For more information visit www.isolated.tv.

  • http://wpan.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/west-papua-report-august-2014/ West Papua Report August 2014 | West Papua Action Network

    […] rights abuse in West Papua. The film was initially intended to focus on surfing. but the filmmakers unexpectedly encountered the human rights violations that are common in West Papua, especially in isolated areas beyond the […]

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