Video: 1981 documentary ‘Yumi Winim Fridom’, an historic record of the struggle for Vanuatu’s independencePosted: January 22, 2016
While we wait for voting to finish today, here’s an historic film that helps to contextualize democracy in Vanuatu, and also to remind us why this is so precious.
Yumi Winim Fridom is a 1981 documentary that follows the people of the New Hebrides as they struggle to win freedom from their colonizers, France and Great Britain, the attempts at secession by various groups in 1980 and finally the birth of Vanuatu on 20 July 1980.
Directed by Bob Kingsbury, the film was given as a gift by the Australian Government to celebrate Vanuatu’s first year of independence.
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