Isolated: surfing in dangerous West Papua

When five world-class surfers travel to New Guinea in search of undiscovered waves they found themselves "Isolated".


The new surf movie directed by Justin LePera has evolved to an important human rights cause for the people of West Papua. The crew traveled to the highly dangerous "No Media Zone" to shoot the film.

Through their interactions with the indigenous people's they encountered, who often spoke about topics that could endanger their lives, the team uncovered a dire human rights situation and deadly conflict in the region.

The West Papuans message is now heard in the world and "Isolated" plays a very important role.

"We were exposed to the human rights situation in West Papua during filming and I knew this project had become much more important than your average surf film", explains Ryan Phillippe, narrator and executive producer.

Brittany Snow, Leven Rambin, Jeb Corliss, Curren Caples, Greg Hetson, Jack McCoy and many others have been helping spread the word of the West Papuans over the world.

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