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We are coming to Sydney June 9th - 15th for the Australia premier of Strange Birds in Paradise and I'd love to invite all to the premier (June 10th 6pm) and perhaps have a chat after. We are an independent film company and have completely self funded this doco,
So we now need as much help as possible to get the film out there.
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Come and see the acclaimed film:
FORGOTTEN BIRD OF PARADISE
Directed, filmed and produced by
Dominic Brown [U.K.]
Secretly filmed inside the Indonesian province of Papua.
This is the first and currently ONLY
scheduled showing of this film in full in Australia!