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Documentary explores traumas of West Papau

Papau, feral surfers Travis Potter, Jenny Useldinger, Andrew Mooney, Josh Fuller, Jimmy Rotherham





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Feral surfers find disease, cannibalism, genocide in West Papau

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 August, 2014 - They are modern day explorers — feral surfers as they’re known — and they step off the well-trodden path to seek out surfing at its purest. But Travis Potter, Jenny Useldinger, Andrew Mooney, Josh Fuller, and Jimmy Rotherham headed to West Papua looking for massive, unsullied waves, they discovered an alarming truth that would radically upend their priorities.

Their adventure unearthed everything from embattled indigenous tribes to disease, cannibalism, genocide, and exploitative mining operations. It was a story so remarkable and so far removed from the public’s eye that they felt they had to share it with the world.

And just like that “Isolated” was born, a riveting documentary about this group of surfers too brave to let this be swept under the rug. You can catch a glimpse of the Justin Le Pera directed film in the preview below.


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