Pedalling for Papua
Jeremy is Pedalling for Papua: a one-man multimedia performer whose aim is to transform West Papua into a household topic, one town at a time.
19 Tory was one of Jeremy’s last stops in an 12,000-kilometre international cycling and performance tour. On Wednesday 16th October an Wellington audience of fifty listened and watched Jeremy’s hip-hop based ukulele, original animation and spoken word designed to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights and environmental abuse in the under-reported region of West Papua.
In January and February 2013, Jeremy Bally conducted a series of interviews with members of the West Papuan diaspora – Indigenous Papuans who are living internationally. Among those he spoke with were musicians, students, activists, and former political prisoners. All of them identified as either refugees or exiles themselves, or having been born to refugees.
Those interviews were recorded with permission, and have been transformed into a story of West Papua by West Papuans.
Find out more about the campaign at www.pedallingforpapua.com