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Bryan Pitcher
Bryan Pitcher, Lorette Bayle

In a country of 1,000 newly discovered species, 840 known languages, 115 square miles of dense rainforest, and 7 million people there is 1 tiny island that holds huge consequences.

Nestled in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea is Misima Island. There, the people are coping with the aftermath of a gold mine closure.

Like a miner's canary, the feature length documentary Misima is a socially relevant and intimate portrait of these people and their current cultural and economic predicament.

What is learned on the island may hold valuable lessons for other mining communities across this region and the world at large.

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