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Chauka Please Tell Us the Time

Papua New Guinea, Netherlands, 2017


Chauka? An exotic punctual bird decorating a proud nation’s flag or a terrifying solitary prison? Is it part of the identity of a tropical paradise or just an embarrassment for a civilized country in 21th century? Someone is curious to find it out.

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Chauka Please Tell Us the Time Directed by Behrouz Boochani, Arash Kamali Sarvestani

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  • Renton47's rating of the film Chauka Please Tell Us the Time

    An important document of human rights violations by a developed nation, but sometimes frustratingly in need of context. A director (collaborator?) introduced the film, evasive on details. The fragmented cycle is excellent as nightmare of repetition and bureaucracy, then exhausting when (it seems) Aus journalist deceives guides into expose. Powerful furious ending, unforgettable images of landscapes being caged 3.5