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The Opposition

(Rated PG)

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Presented by The Australian Human Rights Institute (UNSW) & Documentary Australia Foundation

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Port Moresby on Mother's Day, 2012: 100 policemen wielding machetes and guns descend on the Paga Hill Settlement to bulldoze their houses to the ground. A vital investigative documentary, The Opposition highlights the David-and-Goliath struggle against unethical and inhumane corporate practices which tore apart the people of Papua New Guinea. Paga Hill leader 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 and replace it with a five-star hotel and marina.

Human Rights and Documentary Series

Join Australian Human Rights Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation for the first film in our 'Human Rights and Documentary' series, featuring a special Q&A and discussion following the screening.

Panellists include:
Justine Nolan
Business and human rights expert, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney
Hollie Fifer
Director of The Opposition
Allan Mogeremaa
From the Paga Hill community in PNG (who features in the film)
Luke Fletcher
Executive Director, Jubilee Australia

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  • Year: 2016
  • Rating: PG
  • Director: Hollie Fifer
  • Duration: 80 minutes
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