The Opposition Poster

The Opposition


Promoted By Demand Film

Date: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Where: Roseville Cinema
112 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, New South Wales, 2069, Australia

There will be a Q&A following the film with Producers Rebecca Barry and Madeleine Hetherton. Unfortunately this screening will be taking place in cinema 2 with stairs to climb and no lift available. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Tickets:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Additional booking fee of $1.65 per ticket.

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The Opposition

Year: 2016

Genre: Documentary - Human Rights

Classification: PG

Producer: REBECCA BARRY and MADELEINE HETHERTON

Director: HOLLIE FIFER

Mothers Day, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012: 100 policemen wielding machetes and guns descend on the Paga Hill Settlement to bulldoze their houses to the ground. Residents are beaten, cut with machetes; the policemen open fire on the crowd. In the melle, Dame Carol Kidu who is the Leader of the Opposition Government in Papua New Guinea, is on the scene protesting to protect the human rights of the community and is subsequently taken away by police. This brutal demolition is to make way for the new multi-million ‘master planned development’ which will include a five star hotel, marina wharf and executive residential apartments - ‘a new precedent in PNG’. The Opposition is an investigative documentary set in Papua New Guinea where Joe Moses struggles to save his 3,000 strong community before they are forcibly evicted. Despite betrayals, police brutality and risks to his own life, Joe battles through the courts for three years fighting the companies who want to take away his community’s home. As the struggle unfolds, Joe recruits a coalition of allies including Dame Carol Kidu, investigator Dr. Kristian Lasslett and a motivated team of pro-bono lawyers.