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artist(s): Joe Boughton-Dent, Kaho Cheung & Tom Spiers
country of origin: Australia
technology: Flash MX

Donkey John (John Howard) is laying claim to East Timor's oil resources! Guide Xanana Gus-mario (Xanana Gusmao) up the oilrig, jumping the stolen barrels of oil and activate the International Crane of Justice to bring greedy Donkey John down. Created by social justice campaigner Joe Broughton-Dent to help raise the profile of the Timor Sea Justice Campaign, Donkey John is as much political cartoon as it is a game, using caricature and satire to reach a broad audience.

artist statement
'Donkey John's ongoing efforts can be seen in East Timor's statistics. Average life expectancy is just 57 and one in ten children born today will die before the age of five.' Joe Boughton-Dent, source: Oxfam.

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