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Bryan Pitcher
Bryan Pitcher & Lorette Bayle

Misima is the first ever documentary film about the indigenous people of Misima Island, located off the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Here, a divorced, single mother needs to learn how to navigate contemporary village life on her terms, after she is confronted with losing her only daughter and with losing her land rights in the apex of a clan dispute.

Misima is a feature documentary about how we lose control of our lives, and one woman’s attempt to regain control over her destiny. Fifteen years after the gold mine ceased operations, the long-term social impacts are still widely felt, especially in the lives of women. This is the story of one of those women.

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