Thursday, May 29, 2014

New illustrated interactive eBook called Vanishing Tribes: Unheard Voices from West Papua.

New illustrated interactive eBook called Vanishing Tribes: Unheard Voices from West Papua.


Friends of West Papua,

 A brand new illustrated interactive eBook called Vanishing Tribes: Unheard Voices from West Papua. It's a 70-page online graphic novel created by a collaboration of artists, programmers, academics and activists as a tribute to fifty years of peaceful protest in West Papua. Originally designed for the iPad, Vanishing Tribes is now available for virtually all types of computers, tablets and smartphones. All versions of the eBook are free, and can be accessed through

vanishingtribes.org.

Based on events circa 2012, Vanishing Tribes is a true story about the West Papuan peoples' unstoppable determination to regain their freedom through passive resistance. It's also a fictional story about a young woman's need to find courage, and her role in ending the global conspiracy that continues to enable militarized commerce and genocide in West Papua, a place perhaps as biologically and culturally diverse as the Amazon.

The eBook can be read on three levels. Readers can:
a) scan the story and browse the paintings like an art gallery
b) read the full story which includes more than sixty paintings and illustrations
c) open the embedded footnotes and image descriptions to understand what's happening to the astonishing people who inhabit the world's second largest island.

Readers who want to know more are directed to a wiki where they can verify the facts behind the fictional story, follow links to video evidence of atrocities, and choose from a variety of action ideas to help West Papuans regain their freedom.

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