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Voices From The Last Frontier is a documentary series focusing on experimental seabed mining, an imminent venture in the Pacific. This documentary chapter presents the situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Despite the experimental nature and a dearth of knowledge about hydrothermal vents and deep sea ecosystems, Nautilus Minerals Inc. was already prospecting PNG’s Bismarck Sea with an aim to begin mining as early as 2019.
This film highlights a general failure by authorities to incorporate sufficient environmental protections, as well as the norm of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) for indigenous peoples of the Bismarck Sea. These are the voices of guardians protecting the Last Frontier.
7 minutes 41 seconds