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"Ten Australians sail north of Darwin in a homemade boat to meet our forgotten neighbours in the Spice Islands of Indonesia's Maluku province."
While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne to record outlawed folk songs with renowned Australian rock musicologist David Bridie.
The men and women of Taring Padi have survived kidnappings, beatings, torture, fundamentalist violence and poverty to stand against a corrupt state and the draconian powers of the Indonesian military.
AFI nominated director, Charlie Hill-Smith's first documentary, is a telling insight into the complexities that face modern China.