NYE 2019. Director and film maker Ash Brennan lost his house in the Conjola Park Bushfire which nearly killed his brother and many others who stayed to fight.
From a Perth hotel room Ash saw the first image of what used to be his house in the background of a news reporter.
Up until that moment, Ash had been heavily involved in the West Papuan Freedom Campaign, working alongside Independence Leader Benny Wenda to raise awareness of the plight of the people of West Papua and was half way through pre-production on a documentary about the Independence movement when the NYE Bushfires struck.
After almost being wiped off the map, a traumatised community waited for help. But it never came.
Conjola was abandoned and left for dead.
Local artists then started creating. They needed to heal. It gave the community hope and solidified their journey to recovery, together.
Ash hopes that the creation of this film will be part of that recovery.