How NZ used guitars, not guns to bring end to ten years of war in Bougainville

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Guitars, not guns finally brokered peace in conflict ridden Bougainville, as New Zealand delivered the solution to help free the Pacific from the grip of its worst civil war.  Their approach was mocked at first but it worked and became one of the most successful peacekeeping missions ever.  The ten-year war led to 20,000 deaths and 14 failed peace attempts. During this shootings, rapes, murders and riots became the new-normal as locals clashed with outsiders.  New film  Soldiers Without Guns  tells how the NZ mission spelled the end of the war.

Guitars, not guns finally brokered peace in conflict ridden Bougainville, as New Zealand delivered the solution to help free the Pacific from the grip of its worst civil war.

Their approach was mocked at first but it worked and became one of the most successful peacekeeping missions ever.

The ten-year war led to 20,000 deaths and 14 failed peace attempts. During this shootings, rapes, murders and riots became the new-normal as locals clashed with outsiders.

New film Soldiers Without Guns tells how the NZ mission spelled the end of the war.