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Tribal Compensation in Papua New Guinea

A festive but tense ceremony marks the end of a years-long conflict resolution process in Mongol, PNG.

By Miguel Cano for

In Papua New Guinea, it is common that when a conflict arises, the community leaders meet in peace assemblies to reach an agreement and end the conflict after announcing the payment of compensation. Here’s a look at the end of a 2-and-a-half year conflict resolution process in Mongol, a small village in the Southern Highlands province.

Miguel Cano is a filmmaker, a photographer and the director of Mr. Challenge films: www.mrchallengefilms.com