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The Opposition – Encore Screening

Australia / 2016 / 76 mins / English and Tok Pisin with English subtitles / Documentary

“A superb documentary film. Brave! Fearless! 5 stars.”
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Steeped in a legal dispute that prevented its release, The Opposition details the struggle of 3,000 residents of the Paga Hill community in Papua New Guinea who watched as police bulldozed their homes to make way for a luxury resort. Two community leaders rose to help, but were driven down different paths in their individual pursuit for justice. Australian director Hollie Fifer’s pursuit of the truth, wherever it led, prompted one subject to file an injunction against the film’s release. Right triumphing over might never seemed so daunting.

Join us for a post-film panel featuring director Hollie Fifer.

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Please note: This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

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The Paga Hill Community’s story is an all too common one. Forced evictions and land grabs are happening at rapid speed all over PNG. Please support local PNG organisation ACT NOW!’s petition to return Indigenous land stolen through the abuse of Special Business Agricultural Leases (SABLs).

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