A documentary focusing on the Leahy family and the struggles of a coffee plantation in the remote New Guinea highlands.
The plantation is jointly owned by Joe Leahy and the Ganiga tribe, but trouble ensues when the international price of coffee plunges and tribal warfare erupts.
This is the final chapter of the celebrated Highlands Trilogy by Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson (parts one and two—First Contact, 1983, and Joe Leahy’s Neighbours, 1988, screened previously in this program). Black Harvest won many international awards, including the Grand Prix at the Festival Cinéma du Réel Paris (1993) and the Basil Wright Prize for Best Documentary at the Royal Anthropological Institute (1993).
AUS | 1992 | 90 mins