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An Anzac peacekeeping mission that used guitars, not guns

24 Apr 2019 | Tom Stayner SBS World News

  The tale of the peaceful end to a bloody 10-year civil war on Bougainville is being recounted through the documentary, Soldiers Without Guns. When this military mission headed to war-torn Bougainville, it was guitars and culture rather than rifles that helped bring peace. An Anzac peacekeeping mission to Bougainville in the wake of the tiny Pacific Island’s savage civil war is finally getting recognition for its efforts to bring order - with guitars instead of rifles.  Bougainville was devastated by the decade-long conflict during the 1990s, which claimed at least 20,000 lives - or almos...
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Soldiers Without Guns made me prouder to live in this country than any film in recent memory. Go see it. ★★★★

19 Apr 2019 | Graeme Tuckett Stuff.NZ

Bougainville spent a century being passed around like a gambling chip. It was at various times occupied and ruled by England – who separated the archipelago from the Solomons, with which it had previ...
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Win a first edition, first printing of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath for your library or school

01 Apr 2019 | Demand.Film

Would you like to hold in your hands and read from a rare, first edition, first printing copy of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath? Would you like your library to have it and have it on display as...
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