The Coconut Revolution

THe world's first successful eco-revolution

53 minutes 8.3/10 based on 2 votes

Bougainville Island, with a populations of only 160,000, used to be home to one of the largest mines on Earth. In an act of heroic resistance, the people of Bougainville rose up in an environmental revolt and managed to have the mine shut down and kept shut.

They held their ground for a decade with antique weapons and homemade guns. These people took on the biggest mining company in the world and won.

The multi-award winning documentary film about this historic struggle which has been considered to be the world’s first successful eco-revolution.

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  • Adam

    Fantastic!

  • lacroix

    the video seems to no longer exist but the video image still does

  • christian

    God bless the people of Bougainville and their fight for freedom

  • Now this is a truly inspiring underdog story, the way these people can make everything they need from scratch is amazing indeed.

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