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The Screen Guide

The western half of the island of New Guinea has been known by many names including Netherlands New Guinea, West Papua, Irian Jaya and Papua. Narrated by Rachel Griffiths, LAND OF THE MORNING STAR reveals the rich and turbulent history of a troubled country, swept up in the power-play of international politics. It highlights the role of the Netherlands, the United States, Australia, Indonesia and the UN at crucial points in the country's history. And, by providing a background to this complex story, helps us understand this extraordinarily beautiful but strangely forgotten land.

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Crew

Director
Mark Worth
Writers
Mark Worth
Producer
Janet Bell
Executive Producers
Anna Grieve

Cast

Narrator: Rachel Griffths

Production Details

Production Completion
2003
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Screen Sound Guild
    (2004)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (2004)